The rules for pneumococcal vaccination can seem a little arbitrary. See what you know about the ACIP rationale behind these 5 recommendations for PCV13 and PPSV23.
Terry Brenneman, MD
Measles cases reported by the CDC doubled last week over the week before. Why shouldn't one or more of these 4 school-ready 5-year-olds receive the MMR vaccination?
Sample: How many MMR doses should a man born in 1960 who was vaccinated at age 3 receive if he is travelling to Brazil in 4 months?
Sample: How many MMR doses should a 4-month-old travelling to Italy next month with family receive? Plus 4 more patient scenarios.
"Vaccine side effects found to be good" is not a sentence that has seen much print. Which vaccine and what was the positive outcome? Click here.
The CDC says the number of US measles cases reported in 2019 to date is the largest since measles was eliminated in 2000. Would you know the virus if you saw it?
The measles outbreak shows no signs of slowing. Are you prepared to answer vaccination questions from patients and parents? This 5-question quiz may help.
Fever is a common side effect of numerous vaccines in children, but is that good or bad? Take this 5-question quiz to decide.
What position do the world's organized religions take on vaccines and vaccination? Find out who's "Yay" and who's "Nay."
Was it the flu vaccine? The virus itself? An unforeseen combination of both? You'll find out with these 5 questions.