Archive for the ‘Vaccine news’ Category

Kids and Snoring

It may sound cute or funny when you first hear your child snore. But chronic snoring isn’t normal and could signal a problem. According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 20% of kids occasionally snore. Seven percent to 10% of children snore every night. Snoring doesn’t always reflect a problem, but about 2% of children […]


New study on vaccine-concerned parents—old news?

Today’s health headlines include a study published in the journal, Pediatrics, regarding parental attitudes towards the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Centers for Disease Control. As you will hear in the media reports, the study found that 1 in 10 American parents surveyed […]


RECALL: H1N1 nasal spray vaccine

CDC Health Update  Distributed via Health Alert Network December 23, 2009, 9:20 EST (9:20 AM EST) CDCHAN-00304-09-12-23-ADV-N MedImmune Monovalent 2009 (H1N1) Influenza Nasal Spray Vaccine — Shortened Shelf Life of Certain Lots   MedImmune announces limited, voluntary, non-safety-related recall of remaining unused product   Summary On December 18 and 21, MedImmune notified CDC and FDA […]


H1N1 shot update for my patients

For my patients and Capital Pediatrics: Based on the extremely high demand for the H1N1 shot and the limited availability (we have many more doses of the nasal spray), we are asking (for the time being) that the shot be reserved for children ages 6 months to 2 years of age and those who are […]


Boulder, can we have your vaccine supply?

An article in Boulder, Colorado’s local paper caught my eye today. Parents in Boulder don’t want their kids to get the swine flu vaccine. Most people know Boulder for its beautiful mountains, clean living, and being a great college town (or maybe Mork and Mindy if you are as old as I am). But, you […]


Clarification on HIB booster post

We need to post a clarification regarding the HIB booster for toddlers. Kids who are 12-15 months will be getting their HIB booster at their upcoming well child visits, which is the regular vaccination schedule prior to the shortage. Any child between 15-60 months old who has not received his final booster shot, can get […]


Sound advice on vaccines

Yes, swine flu is on everyone's mind today, but it also happens to be National Infant Immunization Week. In light of that, the American Academy of Pediatrics has put together a great new resource for parents on vaccines. You can listen to the entire podcast, or just specific segments here: http://www.cispimmunize.org/fam/soundadvice.html


Stay tuned for HIB vax booster to return

As many of you know, there is an ongoing shortage of an important vaccine that protects against one form of bacterial meningitis, HIB—Haemophilus Influenzae B. Infants are receiving their primary protective vaccines for it. But toddlers have to wait on their booster shots until the shortage resolves. There is no official word yet when the […]


MMR vaccine has its day in court

Vaccines and Autism. For too long now, those two words have been put together in one sentence—despite the overwhelming evidence that speaks against a connection. And, understandably, it's made new parents a little hesitant about signing off on their baby's shots. But today, a U.S. Federal Court came to the same conclusion that doctors around […]


America's kids get an A for getting their shots

The National Immunization Survey released their annual report card on how well the nation's kids are vaccinated. We get an A this year. That may be surprising to you, given how much media attention has been given to parents who choose to opt out or delay vaccinations. But, the truth is, 99% of America's kids […]