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Ep. 42: Can We Get Back to Routine Vaccines?

While the world is consumed with justifiable fears of COVID-19, measles, polio, and even diphtheria are finding pathways to resurgence. What is going on with…

Even in a Pandemic, We Cannot Forget the Importance of Routine Immunization

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re focused on this one, novel infection. It’s almost as if time has stopped and we’ve forgotten about…

Ep. 39: Coronavirus and the Cerveza for Disease Control

No vaccine for coronavirus exists (yet?), but learning about this newest emerging disease and watching how the epidemic is handled can teach us a lot…

A Pharmacist on the Value of Vaccines

Ever since I was a child, I hated needles. I think many people would say the same thing. Even as I went through pharmacy school…

Ep. 37: Madi Survived Influenza, Barely

Shelle Allen's healthy, happy daughter, Madi, was 12 years old when she asked to be picked up from a birthday party.  After a day, she…

Seriously, It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

I've always felt that National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW, which is this week, falls strangely late in the year. The CDC advised everyone get their…

What You Need to Know About Flu

Every year, I post on social media asking who among my friends needs to be pestered to get a flu shot. And every year, some…

An Alarm Bell You Cannot Wait On

A few weeks ago my five-month-old, Lucian, started showing symptoms of teething: mild fever, fussiness, not sleeping as well, and a small decrease in milk…

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