Flu Season Today?
As of the end of December 2017, the flu season is officially moderately severe. The flu is widespread in 46 states. This is up from 36 states in the previous week. The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research reveals that flu hospitalization is about … READ MORE
The 2012-2013 Flu season started & peaked earlier than it typically does with cases documented as early as September 2012 and peaking in December 2012. In addition, The past Flu season brought had a higher death rate for both seniors and children. 149 documented children’s death occurred due to Flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a U.S. weekly surveillance report. As of last week, the rate of death due to flu with pneumonia reached a level above what is considered an epidemic threshold.
In addition, 9 out of 10 U.S. regions showed elevated levels of influenza-like … READ MORE
Chicken Pox Lollipops?
For many years, before the chicken pox vaccine was available, parents used to have “chicken pox parties.” The idea was to get it over with,as you knew it was only a matter of time before your children became infected with the chicken pox. Now, apparently, some
Only 37% of children between the ages 14 and 59 months have received the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13). This alarming statistic was released on November 4, 2011 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.
The VICP was established as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act in 1986. In essence, this provides families with financial compensation for injury proven to be caused by a vaccine. It also protects vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits due to injuries caused by childhood vaccines, as long as
This September, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement that they support all healthcare personnel receiving a mandatory annual flu vaccination. The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) are other organizations that are
Swine Flu aka H1N1 Flu has everyone up in arms. Some people are fearful of the disease, others of the vaccine. Every day, after I examine their sick child, loving parents ask me, “Is it the Flu? Is it the bad one?” And if it’s not Swine Flu, I hear, … READ MORE