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Information about Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a contagious virus that causes diarrhea and can be life-threatening. Learn about rotavirus and the vaccine that prevents it.

Information about Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can range from mild to serious and sometimes life-threatening. Learn about pneumonia and the vaccines that prevent it.

What? My Baby Needs Shots?

Thanks to decades of awareness campaigns, parents are no longer surprised at a well-child check that their babies will be getting vaccines. But often, they…

How Effective Are Childhood Vaccines?

Modern vaccines are very effective. But nothing is 100% effective. As people know, children can – sadly – be harmed in a car accident even…

Emerging from the Herd

I was raised in a family where it was traditional to challenge authority and the status quo, to buck trends and conventions, and to always…

Vaccines and Autism: One Doctor’s Personal Story

There has been a lot of talk since 1998 as to whether vaccines cause autism.  Though I have been loath to enter this conversation, it…


Geography and Protection

To be honest, I had never given childhood immunization a second thought. I have always believed in the science of vaccines and immunology. There wasn't much…

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