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  • Tetanus Shot Time

    About the Tetanus Vaccine

    Tetanus is an acute, often fatal, infection caused by the bacteria Clostridium tetani. Tetanus bacteria are found in soil, dust, and manure and enter the human body through broken skin, usually through injuries from contaminated objects. The bacteria produce and disseminate toxins via blood and lymphatics. The toxins act at several sites within the central […] More

  • Syringe and Vial

    11 Lies About the Flu Shot

    As autumn continues and eventually transitions into winter — and flu season — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that all individuals who are at least six months of age receive a flu vaccine. The flu shot […] More

  • Diphtheria Vaccine

    About the Diphtheria Vaccine

    Diphtheria is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The disease is a bacterial infection in the upper respiratory tract. Symptoms include weakness, sore throat, fever, swollen neck glands, and difficulty breathing. The breathing difficulties associated with diphtheria are the result of a thick gray coating in the nose or throat called […] More

  • Oral Polio Vaccine in India

    Do Children Receive Too Many Immunological Components from Vaccines

    With the number of vaccines offered today, some parents wonder whether children receive too many immunological components that overwhelm the immune system. Do children encounter more immunological components from vaccines today than in the past? The simple answer is no. To answer the question about the number of immunological components from current vaccines, one must […] More

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    Evaluating the Flu Shot: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Influenza Vaccine During Pregnancy

    According to recommendations by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnant women should receive the inactivated influenza vaccine at the start of the flu season. In the study entitled “Adverse events in pregnant women following administration of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine and live attenuated influenza vaccine […] More