Health and Science News for Parents
Jul
1

New systematic review assesses ALL the serious risks of US childhood vaccines

written by Tara Haelle

When parents have questions or concerns about vaccines, they are often seeking certainty, even if they do not consciously recognize that is what they want. They want a guarantee that the vaccines they give their children are completely safe and effective, a completely understandable desire – but one which science can never deliver. Neither can […]

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Jun
19

Why the Chickenpox Vaccine? No shift in infections after varicella vaccine introduction

written by Tara Haelle

This post is part of a new, occasional series exploring why individuals should consider a specific vaccine on the CDC schedule that they might have reservations about. One of the newest vaccines on the CDC schedule is the varicella vaccine, which protects against chickenpox. Introduced to the schedule in 1995, the chickenpox vaccine is one […]

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Apr
1

Chickenpox vaccine proves effective over time

written by Tara Haelle

Among the newer vaccines added to the CDC immunization schedule in the past few decades is the chickenpox vaccine, licensed in 1995 and recommended in 1996. It’s also one of those vaccines that some parents today sometimes consider skipping, a handful even opting for the extreme (and dangerous) choice of taking their child to a […]

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