This is vaccination page.

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTap) Vaccination

DTap stands for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. ... read more »

Rubella Vaccination

After a rubella vaccination it's recommended to not get pregnant for 28 days. ... read more »

Types of Childhood Infections

You've gotten through your pregnancy, dealt with given birth, and now your child has an infection. Below is a guide to the symptoms, treatment and commons questions relating to infections that may occur during childhood: ... read more »

Are Immunizations Started in the Hospital?

If mom and dad have agreed to have baby immunized, the vaccination process will be started in the hospital, but with only one vaccine. The only vaccine currently given at birth is Hepatitis B. ... read more »

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination

MMR, or measles, mumps and rubella, is a vaccination against three diseases once common in children. Despite the vaccination programs in place, all three diseases still exist in the United States. ... read more »

Reye's Syndrome

Reye's Syndrome is not an infection; rather, it is an illness that affects some children after a viral infection. Clinical studies have linked Reye's Syndrome with aspirin. ... read more »

Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is caused by the same strep infection that causes strep throat. Streptococcus releases a toxin into the body. Skin infections caused by strep bacteria, like impetigo, may also cause scarlet fever. ... read more »

Childhood Infection: Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that nearly all children suffer from before the age of 5. ... read more »

Mumps

Mumps is a viral infection spread from one child to another via saliva (spit). The main area affected by mumps are the parotid salivary glands. These glands are located behind the cheeks. ... read more »

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection and Pregnancy

RSV infects the breathing passages and lungs in small children and infants. Since infants and small children have not yet built up enough immunity the condition may worsen and lead to other illnesses. ... read more »

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This means the bacteria that causes MRSA is resistant to common antibiotics. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 6

Intimacy is an important part of the parent relationship, but your life has been all about baby for the last six months. That needs to change. Intimacy is difficult with work, life, baby and home, but you can make time with a little planning. ... read more »

HPV Vaccinations: Fear and Misinformation

HPV is one of the causes of cervical cancer. Gardasil offers preventative protection against HPV infection, but not all high-risk young women understand the benefits of the vaccination. ... read more »

Chicken Pox (Varicella) Vaccination

Chicken pox was once considered a rite of passage for children, but the varicella vaccine has reduced the number of children suffering from the disease. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Nursing Primarily on One Breast

Infants are fickle creatures that know what they want and often get what they want with little fight. Breastfeeding is the natural feeding method preferred by infants, but that does not mean mother and infant will instantly find peace in the art of breastfeeding. ... read more »

How Do Parents Feel About an HPV Vaccine for Boys?

HPV (human papilloma virus) is passed during intercourse or other sexual contact, including oral sex. Girls can choose to be vaccinated against some strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer, but girls are not the only ones at risk. ... read more »

The Flu Is Really Tough on Preemies

Research indicates the flu is really tough on preemies, many of whom are already battling other physical ailments associated with their early births. ... read more »

12-Year Study Puts Measles Vaccine Fears to Rest

An exhaustive study of vaccines containing the measles virus found that the risk of seven adverse events many parents fear are unlikely to occur as a result of vaccination. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 12

This month you will spend quite a bit of time planning baby's firstbirthday party. Take some time to look back on the past 12 months. Youbrought a tiny human being home from the hospital ' completely dependent on you for everything. ... read more »

The Re-emergence of Pertussis

In the last 10 years a re-emergence of pertussis has been reported. The majority of cases have shifted from children attending school to older children, adults and infants. ... read more »

H1N1 Vaccine Reduces Preterm Births in 2009

Pregnant women who will be pregnant or give birth during flu season are encouraged to have the flu vaccination. Pregnancy reduces natural immunity, which makes pregnant women more susceptible to contracting the flu. ... read more »

Hepatitis A (HAV) Vaccination

Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver caused by HAV ' the Hepatitis Avirus. The HAV is found in stool, but the disease can be passed viaconsumption of infected foods and drinks. The disease tends to spreadeasily in households. ... read more »

Cocooning Pertussis Vaccinations Decreases Infant Infection

In New South Wales, the practice of cocooning the pertussis vaccination has decreased the infection rate among infants less than four months of age by half. Cocooning is the process of immunizing adults and caregivers to provide a protective shield against infection. ... read more »

Flu (Influenza) Vaccination

While everyone is susceptible to flu infection, young children, the aging population and people with compromised immune systems have the highest risk of infection and death. ... read more »

TLR8 Agonist as a Newborn Vaccine Adjuvant

Researchers from the Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard MedicalSchool recently published a study showing positive adjuvant response innewborns treated with a TLR8 agonist. The study was published in PLoS One. ... read more »

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)

The PCV, or pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, protects children against the streptococcus pneumonia bacteria. Pneumococcal infections are known to cause meningitis, blood infections and pneumonia, mostly in children. ... read more »

Reducing Newborn Infection Rates with Maternal Immunization

Recently, suggested changes to maternal immunization guidelines suggest all women be vaccinated with Tdap in every pregnancy, but Tdap is not the only immunization currently being investigated. ... read more »

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Vaccination

Hib is a bacterial disease most prominent in children under the age of five, though an infection can occur in older, unvaccinated people. ... read more »

Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4)

MCV4 is a new vaccine against meningococcal disease. The disease is caused by bacteria that can cause meningitis and death. More than 1,000 people contract meningococcal disease every year. ... read more »

Polio Vaccine (IPV)

Prior to the invention of the Polio vaccine, IPV, thousands of people died from the polio virus each year and tens of thousands more were left paralyzed. Today, the number of people diagnosed with polio each year hovers near zero in the United States. ... read more »

Anti-Vaxxers Reconsider After Learning Measles Complications

Many efforts to change the minds of anti-vaxxers focus on the safety of vaccination. This approach isn’t very effective and often encourages parents to become even more adamantly opposed. ... read more »

Should Pediatricians See Unvaccinated Kids?

The measles outbreak has left pediatricians facing a dilemma: should they see unvaccinated kids or turn them away so contagious diseases don't infect other patients too young to be fully vaccinated? ... read more »

The Importance of Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy

A new study suggests as many as 75% of people infected with the flu virus don't experience any symptoms. This extremely high rate of asymptomatic patients makes vaccination important during pregnancy. ... read more »

Vaccinations Eradicate Rubella in Western Hemisphere

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) seized the moment to announce the complete eradication of rubella in the Western Hemisphere. ... read more »

New Rules of Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy

Tdap is the abreviated name for the tetanus-diptheria-acellular-pertussis vaccination. Guidelines for the vaccination of pregnant women have changed on the heels of the 2012 Tdap outbreak that included nearly 100% of the US states and Washington, DC. ... read more »

Which Vaccinations are Safe During Pregnancy?

Which vaccinations are safe during pregnancy and which are not? ... read more »

Vaccinations and Pregnancy Safety

Information about vaccinations and pregnancy safety - who should have them and when. ... read more »

Infections During Pregnancy

Infections in pregnancy are among the major complications leading to premature labor, delivery, and other complications ... read more »

Some Vaccinations may not be Recommended when Traveling during Pregnancy

When you become pregnant, you’ll face a lot of new restrictions. You won’t be able to have your five cups of coffee every day, you won’t be able to attend happy hour with friends and you’ll have to keep your favorite shirts in the closet for half a year. ... read more »

Vaccinations and Immunizations During Pregnancy

There are certain vaccinations which are safe during pregnancy while others are contraindicated. See the complete list here. ... read more »

Pregnant Women Need Only One Flu Vaccine This Year

Last year, pregnant women were advised to have a two-shot preventative flu shot series. The first shot was given for seasonal flu and the second for the H1N1 strain of flu. H1N1 did not become a major threat until after the year's supply of seasonal vaccinations were already produced and ready for use. ... read more »

Should I Get Vaccinated During Pregnancy?

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is the group of medical and public health experts that develops the annual recommendations on who should be vaccinated with what and when. ... read more »

To Vax or Not to Vax: that is the Question

Similar to my home birth journey is my vaccine journey. I was once opposed to childhood vaccinations, then realized I had been sucked into misinformation about vaccine safety. ... read more »

Pox Parties

When one child in a social group gets the chicken pox, all of his friends’ parents come over to spread the infection intentionally. While this seems like a strange form of torture at first, it actually makes sense because a child will get it at some point or another. ... read more »

Will You Need Vaccinations after Delivery?

In addition to the examinations your doctor will give your baby, you might need some medical attention as well. Most notably, you might need immunizations. ... read more »

What Actually Causes Autism?

Even after decades of research, doctors are not quite sure what causes autism. It seems like certain factors can make women more likely to have a child with autism, but it’s hard to say for sure. ... read more »

Researchers Discover Potential Vaccine for Mono

For children, the symptoms of mono are milder and can often be mistaken for the flu or strep throat. For teens and adults, the symptoms are much more severe and can even cause organ damage. ... read more »

What You Need to Know about Foreign Travel with Baby

Before taking your baby outside of the country, you should first understand the risks and problems associated with foreign travel for infants. ... read more »