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Pregnant Moms: Get Flu Vaccine to Keep Babies From Getting Sick, Researchers Say

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Don't want to take any chances when it comes to keeping your newborn from catching the flu? Get the influenza vaccine while you're still pregnant.
Researchers have found babies born to to moms who got the shot...
Study finds an infant's chance of getting the flu drops by nearly 50 percent when mom gets a shot while pregnant.

Do You Vaccinate Your Children?

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December 6 is Family Vaccination Day, which is part of the fourth annual National Influenza Vaccination Week. The focus here is on the flu vaccine, but of course there are many other shots out...
Do you vaccinate your children against the flu and other diseases?

Vaccination Rates Remain High for Young Children

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The vast majority of young children in the United States continue to receive routine vaccines, a new report says. Immunization rates for children between the ages of 19 and 35 months remained at or higher than 90 percent...
The vast majority of young children in the United States continue to receive routine vaccines, a new report says.

A Baby's Death by Flu Spurs His Parents on to Educate the Masses

Chances are, you may not have thought much about the dangers of the flu before last year's high profile H1N1 flu pandemic. After all, the flu is just like a bad cold, right? Wrong. The truth is the flu can kill, and it isn't just a danger to...Chances are, you may not have thought much about the dangers of the flu before last year's high profile H1N1 flu pandemic. After all, the flu is just like a bad cold, right? Wrong. The truth is the flu can kill, and it isn't just a danger to elderly or sick people; it also kills children -- healthy children.

Kids, Adults Should Get Flu Vaccine, American Lung Association Urges

Kids are the Typhoid Marys of flu season, experts say. Credit: Zaldylmg, Flickr
The summer breezes are still teasing us, even as our kids board their buses for the first weeks of school, but it won't be long before the 2010-2011 flu season is...

Swine Flu: Will Your Kids Get the H1N1 Vaccine?

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That is the question parents are asking this flu season. Along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most family doctors are recommending that children and pregnant women, in particular,...

New Jersey requires flu vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children, from six months to eighteen years old, get the flu vaccine this year. It's a choice that some parents will make and others will eschew. Except, of course, in New Jersey. The...

Flu vaccine urged for infants

This year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is recommending that kids as young as six months receive the influenza vaccine. There are plenty of doses of the vaccine available -- 143 million -- so the additional kids do not represent a problem....

Flu season worst in four years

Yesterday, after three whole days of sunny weather here, the mood at preschool pickup was amazing. If you live in the north, you know what a few days of spring weather can do for the soul. Last week, we were all pale, shivering, and huddled still in...

Flu vaccine without the needle?

Like Jennifer Jordan, I have a "thing" about getting flu shots and to this day have never had one. That "thing" probably has a lot to do with the needle required to administer the vaccine. The good news on that front is that one day there may be a...

More than half of children don't get flu shot

According to a survey released Wednesday, only one third of children between age 6 months and 2 years get a flu vaccination. A competing survey conduced bt American state health departments, say about 48 percent of children are getting the vaccine....

Spray flu vaccine works better for babies

From MSNBC.com:  It appears that spraying the flu vaccine into the noses of children under five may provide them significantly more protection than the traditional injections. A study, considered "one of the largest comparisons of flu...

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