Posts tagged "vaccine"

Is your tween's whooping cough vaccine up to date?

Is your tween's whooping cough vaccine up to date?
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is making a come back, and tweens are at risk. CDC officials said Thursday that this outbreak could be the worst in 50 years and that thus far more than 18,000 cases have been reported. The whooping cough vaccine does not last forever. Has your tween received a booster... Read more »

HPV vaccine given as early as age 9

Did you know that 9 year-olds are getting vaccines to protect them from STDs?  I did not. The vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix are intended to stop the spread of human papillomavirus (HPV), which is transmitted sexually and can cause cervical cancer.  HPV infects 20 million people in the United States.  The vaccines are designed to... Read more »