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Vaccine refusalIf there is no link between vaccines and conditions such as autism, why do pediatricians spend so much time talking about this topic with parents?
Pertussis makes a nasty comeback
Pertussis makes a nasty comebackPertussis has recently made an unwelcome comeback. The resurgence of this disease, also known as "whooping cough," leaves pediatricians with a number of problems.
Measles makes a comebackBetween January 1 and October 31 of this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 603 cases of measles in 22 states—the highest number since 1994—marking a striking resurgence of a disease that was declared eliminated in the United States in 2001.
Emphasizing vaccine benefits could be keyHow vaccines are presented to parents can increase their intention to vaccinate their children, according to a recent study on emphasizing the benefits of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to parents.
Why vaccinate school-aged children against influenza?
Why vaccinate school-aged children against influenza?The role that school-aged children play in the spread of influenza to their families and the community continues to be undervalued.