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By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
March 13, 2019
Category: Immunizations
Tags: immunizations   Vaccines   Autism   Science  

Study of 657,461 children finds no link between vaccines and autism

 

Danish researchers followed children born over a 10-year period and found no connection between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

The vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella doesn't cause autism, according to a massive, new study. 

https://www.cnet.com/news/a-study-of-657461-children-shows-that-vaccines-do-not-cause-autism/

There have now been multiple properly executed large studies demonstrating NO causation from vaccines for autism. The science is clear! "There is nothing to fear except fear itself." Many important childhood diseases can be prevented: Most bacterial meningitis, some bacterial sepsis, some sinus and ear infecitons, Measles, german measles, mumps, chicken pox, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, cervical cancers, liver cancers, throat & mouth cancers, tetanus, whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, infant rotavirus vomiting & diarrhea.

If you are following the advice of nay-sayers, ask them to provide scientific studies supporting their claims of risk & injury & read it carefully.

Additional vaccine info available at;

1] www.immunize.org

2] cdc.gov/vaccines

3] healthychildren.org (use the search window)

4] https://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/parents-pack

By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
February 01, 2019
Category: Infectious Disease
Tags: Influenza   Flu   immunizations   Vaccines   flu shot   update   Urgent Care   ER  

 

Note: 2018-19 Flu Season Update
As the flu season continues, please review these reminders and updates below:

  • It is not too late to get a flu shot if you have not received a flu immunization during the current flu season.
  • Receiving a flu vaccine every year offers the best available protection against flu and has been shown to reduce illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths in people of all ages. 
  • If you or someone in your family are diagnosed with a respiratory illness even though you've had a flu shot, flu test confirmed or not, the flu vaccine was effective, especially if they are  seen by a doctor and sent home with minimal treatment.
  • If you or someone in your family have flu-like symptoms that unless instructed by a physician to be given for other medical reasons, you should avoid aspirin and aspirin-containing products (such as Pepto- Bismol, Kaopectate and Alka-Seltzer, for example), which have been associated with rare but severe complications when taken by children and adolescents with flu.
  • If your child needs evaluation at a Children's Healthcare of Atlanta facility when your routine office is closed, it is better to seek care at Children’s urgent care locations as an alternative to the Emergency departments. Families can visit choa.org/locations for more specifics regarding the Urgent Care centers or use the Children’s app on their mobile phones to check wait times at the different locations.
  • Please visit these resources at choa.org/flu to learn more about influenza.

 

Dr. T

By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
January 27, 2019
Category: Immunizations
Tags: immunizations   Vaccines   cdc  

CDC Launches New Video Series – “How Vaccines Work” 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases is excited to launch the first video of its newest, animated video series for parents, “How Vaccines Work.”

In these short videos, viewers follow baby Jack and his parents as they get answers to common vaccine-related questions and learn more about the importance of vaccinating on schedule. The first video describes how vaccines fight germs and provide long-lasting protection against 14 serious diseases. Watch “How Vaccines Work: How Do Germs Make Your Baby Sick? here.

CDC will be launching two additional videos in February and March covering topics including: “Vaccines and Your Baby’s Immune System” and “What to Expect When Your Child is Vaccinated.”

Learn more at: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/childhood-vaccines.

 

 
By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
January 17, 2019
Category: Infectious Disease
Tags: immunizations   Vaccines   measles   MMR   Atlanta   ATL  
  1. Confirmed Measles Cases in 2 Metro Atlanta Residents!

    The GA Public Health Dept has confirmed measles in 2 residents of metro Atlanta who visited several metro Atlanta locations Jan. 7-14 & may have exposed others. Best protection is to be sure ur family is properly immunized.

    Go to https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/vaccine-preventable-diseases/Pages/Measles.aspx to learn more about Measles & to to learn what U need to know about the vaccine.t

By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
November 06, 2018
Tags: Influenza   Flu   immunizations   Vaccines   death   Myths  

 

A child in Florida has become the first person to die of the flu this season, according to state health officials. State epidemiologists say the child had not been vaccinated and was otherwise healthy before getting sick with the flu.

The child, who tested positive for influenza B, died sometime during the week of Sept. 30, although privacy concerns prevent officials from saying exactly where, CBS affiliate WTSP reports.

Last flu season, 183 children in the U.S. died from flu or flu-related causes. That's the most since the CDC began keeping these records in 2004. Overall, an estimated 80,000 Americans died from flu last season.

CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula says this latest news should be a wake-up call to parents to get their children vaccinated. 

"What this is a strong clear message to parents about the importance of vaccination," she told "CBS This Morning." "This vaccine is safe. It is the most effective tool we have. And we know of the pediatric deaths last year, 80 percent were in kids who were unvaccinated."

8 common myths about cold and flu debunked

A new survey suggests that many children may not be getting the potentially life-saving flu shot because of their parents' misconceptions about the safety and importance of vaccines.

The survey by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital found:

More than half of parents think that their child can get the flu from the flu shot.30 percentof parents feel flu vaccines are a conspiracy.28 percentof parents believe flu vaccines can cause autism.

"None of these things are true. It's important that we deal with the science and the facts," Narula said.

The CDC recommends everyone age 6 months and older get vaccinated against the fluevery year.

"Officials have said it's like wearing a seat belt," Narula said. "This is really a no-brainer for parents."