FAQs on the VIS-Are You Up on the Law?
Check your VIS IQ with a few frequently asked questions about CDC regulations governing distribution of vaccine information statement sheets.
Pondering the New Meningococcal B Vaccine: Do B or Do Not Do B?
To give the meningococcal B vaccine or not to give it?
Who Calls the Shots: Why Vaccination Is a Lot Like Baseball
You’re on second base, batter’s up; coaches on 2 and 3 give crossed signals; the owner glares from his box. Substitute pharma, the FDA, and ACIP and it may feel the same.
Who Would You Vaccinate Here?
Two small children, two opportunities to administer the live MMR vaccine. Who gets the shot and who does not?
Could You Spot the Measles?
Here are the signs and symptoms of the measles in a classic case-in order of their appearance:
FluMist Not Effective Vs H1N1 (Maybe): What Next?
What flu vaccine should you recommend this year for children over age 2? A look at the data . . .
Circumcision and Vaccines: Twins Separated at Birth?
If we had a vaccine that was as effective at reducing HIV infection as circumcision, it would be a recommended vaccine here in the US, argues this pediatrician.
Vacation Vaccinations: Who Needs What and for Where?
You may have patients with plans for far-flung summer travel. But have they planned for necessary vaccinations? See if you can advise the family in our travel quiz on appropriate prevention for all.
Measles Complications in Children: What’s the Most Common?
Measles complications in children range in severity from mostly benign to fatal. Thankfully we only rarely face any of the top 5 listed here. Can you rank them from what was once most to once least common?
Measles Complications in Children: Most to Least Common
Otitis media is the most common related illness. Here, the other 4 in rank order.
Measles Before the Rash: What Comes First?
It's been a while since "the measles" was a household term in the United States, but 13 states so far this year have seen outbreaks. Have you seen a case lately? Would you recognize the virus prodrome?
Measles: The Key 5 Signs and Symptoms
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Which Still Most Deadly for Children?
More than 100 million children per year now are immunized against vaccine preventable diseases. But 6 of these infections still claim hundreds of thousands of lives-can you spot them in a line-up?
Meningococcal Vaccine Recommended in Some 2-Month-Old Infants
Are you up-to-date on revisions to the American Academy of Pediatrics 2014 vaccine schedule?
Is Meningococcal Vaccine Appropriate in a Child Younger Than 1 Year?
Here, find the position of the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics on this question, followed by their joint recommendation.
Vaccine Quiz #2: AAP 2014 Adolescent Schedule Update
The American Academy of Pediatrics in 2014 revised its recommendation for timing of the HPV vaccination with a unified dosing schedule.
Vaccine Quiz: AAP 2014 Adolescent Schedule Update
Small modifications were made to the American Academy of Pediatrics 2014 recommended vaccine schedule for adolescents regarding Tdap and HPV vaccines. Can you answer these questions on timing?
Vaccine Information Sheets: Find Out What You Know
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 mandates that providers of vaccines follow well-prescribed guidelines. Find out if you know NCVIA right from wrong with this true/false quiz.
Flu Season Scenario #2
Flu Season Scenarios: Don’t Get Tripped Up
So many vaccine options available-trivalent, quadravalent, intradermal, high-dose, intranasal, “made” in egg, dog, or insect lines-so many ways to go wrong. Here, 2 cautionary tales.
Are Age-Appropriate Flu Vaccines Interchangeable?
A child receives a trivalent inactivated flu shot for his first ever flu vaccine. For his second dose, you only have on hand the quadrivalent live attenuated nasal vaccine. Is this a problem?
Zoster Vaccine Administration Error: What Would You Do?
Do you know what the ACIP says about mixing the zoster and varicella vaccines?
The 23-Valent Pneumoccocal (Pneumovax) Vaccine: For Which Patients?
For which of these patients would you give the 23-valent pneumoccocal vaccine?
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