Health and Science News for Parents
Apr
25

Twice the population of New Orleans — or lives saved by the Vaccines for Children program

written by Tara Haelle

For all the talk about the growing numbers of parents who don’t vaccinate their children in the US, we have still managed to keep our immunization rates above 90% for the majority of vaccines recommended by the CDC during the past two decades. But what many don’t realize is that those numbers wouldn’t be possible […]

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Mar
5

A look at the numbers in vaccine reactions

written by Guest Author

Today’s post is a guest blog by Allison Hagood, co-author of the recent (highly recommended!) book “Your Baby’s Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives.” The book is filled with factual, well-sourced information and is great read for parents wanting to understand more about vaccines – the facts about what’s in them, the […]

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Jan
28

New CDC immunization schedule released

written by Tara Haelle

It’s that time again — the American Academy of Pediatricians has released the updated 2013 immunization schedule for children and teens. The changes in terms of actual shots aren’t major, though there have been some serious revamps done on the visual design of the schedule to make it easier to read and to include all […]

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Jan
22

YES. The CDC childhood immunization schedule is safe. For Reals.

written by Tara Haelle

This news came out last week, but in the flurry of other health-related (especially vaccine-related) news, I haven’t had a chance to get around to it except my story at dailyRx. As you may have already heard, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report last Wednesday affirming the safety of the CDC’s childhood immunization […]

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