Author | Terry Brenneman, MD

Articles

3 Flu Vaccine Conundrums: Who Needs a Shot and When?

August 26, 2020

Who needs a flu shot and when is not always straightforward. This year it's more important than ever to know what the CDC recommends. Start with 3 short scenarios.

A Drive-through Flu Shot Clinic: Is it Time to Try One?

August 25, 2020

The traditional flu shot clinic with waiting rooms full won't work this year. One practice planned its own drive-through flu vaccination clinic. Here's how.

Adult Pneumococcal Vaccine 2020: 5 Questions on ACIP Update

August 19, 2020

Pneumococcal vaccine should still be given to adults aged ≥65 years, but no longer to all adults in that population. Find out what you know - and what you may need to know.

ACIP Revises Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations: Good, Bad, and Ugly

August 18, 2020

The ACIP, once more, revised its recommendations for administration of pneumococcal vaccination among adults aged ≥65 years. Is there a lesson learned here?

COVID-19 Vaccines: Will Next-gen Platforms Be First?

August 11, 2020

There are nearly 30 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in human trials. Confused? Here's a short primer on the old and new development platforms and the pros and cons.

MMR Vaccination: How Many Doses Does This Patient Need?

August 10, 2020

As MMR vaccination rates drop, the CDC sounds alarms. To avoid a measles outbreak during COVID-19, how many MMR doses would you give in these 9 scenarios?

Adult Pneumococcal Vaccine: Who Needs It? When and Why?

August 20, 2019

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.

MMR Vaccination is Not for Every One. Wait, what?

August 19, 2019

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?

MMR Dose Match Challenge: Part 2

August 14, 2019

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? 

How Many Doses of MMR Would You Give?

August 06, 2019

Sample: How many MMR doses should a 4-month-old travelling to Italy next month with family receive? Plus 4 more patient scenarios.