• Immunizations: Part 2 of 3

    Posted on September 12, 2013 by in Pediatrics

    Pneumococcal Vaccine:  This clever vaccine, used early in infancy, covers over twenty strains of pneumococcus for adults.  Designed to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia, meningitis, arthritis, and ear infections.   And it does an excellent job.  Before we had the vaccine I had a toddler brought in with an otitis media (middle ear infection) caused by it who […]

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  • Immunizations: Part 1 of 3

    Posted on April 7, 2012 by in Pediatrics

    It’s no coincidence that since we’ve had immunizations several serious infections have been tamed and, in a few cases, eliminated. The last case of smallpox was eradicated when Red Cross doctors immunized the last bastion of the disease in Bangladesh. Polio has been eradicated in the Western Hemisphere. The vaccine against H. flu has rendered […]

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