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A Young Boy with Asthma and Egg Allergy Gets a Flu Shot
FluBlok, new this year, is egg-free but approved for persons aged 18 to 49 years only. The other options, and precautions, are discussed here.
Egg Allergy, Asthma, and a Flu Shot, But Which One?
The 5-year-old in your office has asthma and is egg-allergic. Mom wants him to have a flu shot today, but only if it can be given safely. Can it? With which vaccine?
Immunization and the Internet: How Would You Handle This Mom?
It's Monday morning and you're only 20 minutes behind. Per routine, you ask the mother of the 12-month-old in your office if she has any questions about the shots he's about to receive...
Varicella Vaccination Today, Lower Risk of Zoster Tomorrow
The mother of a 12-month-old says she'd rather her son have the chickenpox ("It's such a mild disease...") than be vaccinated today. Here, the pros and cons.
MMR Vaccine and Febrile Seizures: What's the Risk?
If you aren't ready with the answer to this question and a way to put it in context for parents, you just might not get another chance. What would you say?
MMR Vaccine and Febrile Seizures: Benefit Tops Risk
Here's how to put a parent's concern to rest.
Opportunistic Vaccination: A Flu Shot For Big Sister, Too
Since mom went to the hassle of bringing along the 4 year old to her little brother's appointment, why not help make it worth the trip and get her up-to-date, too?
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