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Fight Flu and Vaccinate your Whole Family
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Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold, especially for children.
The Why of the When: The Infant Vaccine Schedule
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It always brightens my day to have parents bring their newborn into my office for check ups. I love to help parents do everything they can do to keep their child healthy. Is the car seat ok? What…
Shots for Tots During COVID-19
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You may be wondering if you should still visit the doctor’s office or clinic for your child’s shots. Health experts strongly recommend children, especially infants and toddlers, continue to receive…
Wellness Visits in the Time of COVID-19
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If you are a parent of an infant or young child, the current COVID-19 pandemic may have you questioning if taking your child to their pediatrician or healthcare provider for their wellness check or…
Getting a flu vaccine is never too late, even this far in the season.
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February is here and the peak of winter seems to be coming to its end- unfortunately not the same can be said for the 2019-2020 flu season. Nevada has recently been placed within the categories of…
The Unknown (Vaccine) Hero: Dr. Maurice Hilleman
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Unfortunately, once again the measles have infected the headlines. Splashed across newspapers, online articles, and tv news broadcasts. measles outbreaks are popping up across the country although…
CDC Information about Acute Flaccid Myelitis
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On Tuesday, October 17, CDC hosted a media telebriefing on acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the U.S. featuring Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory…
Grades are in: Nevada's Immunization Report Card Sees Improvements
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Each year the CDC conducts the National Immunization Survey (NIS) to estimate childhood and teen immunization rates. Immunize Nevada uses this data for our state immunization report card, and to see…
Becoming an Immunization Advocate: NIIW and Beyond
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When I first started working in the world of immunizations, I presumed I would help people get vaccinated, provide resources to healthcare professionals, and be an expert community resource. Yes, we…
An Open Letter to Busy Parents: Here’s a Reason to Make Time for Flu Shots
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The words “just the flu” need to be eradicated from our lexicon. Because this? This is the flu. There’s no “just” about this. It was terrifying. It was the most helpless I’ve ever felt as a mommy…
Terrified of lice? Doctor says THESE are far scarier
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Recently on social media, there’s been an uptick in the uproar about Washoe County School District’s policy on head lice.
A Mother's Letter of Appreciation
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Dear Nevada, I am writing to say thank you. Thank you for vaccinating your children. Thank you for protecting our community. I have been a nurse since 2001, and I cannot overstate the importance of…