Vaccines aren’t just important for babies. Parents should be aware of vaccines updated that will benefit their adolescents.
Immunizations / Vaccinations
Going off to college can be the first time teens manage their own health care. A pediatrician offers advice on making the transition easier.
Preparing your children for vaccinations should include: explaining what will happen, how it will feel and strategies for coping with stress.
August is a great time to make sure everyone is up-to-date on their vaccines, as the summer ends and children prepare to head back to school.
Echoing longstanding recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics supporting childhood immunizations, a new vaccination law in California eliminates the ability to cite a ‘personal belief exemption’ from mandatory childhood vaccinations. This means that in order to be enrolled in public or private child care centers, preschools, primary or secondary schools, children must be vaccinated […]
By Dr. Shruti Vora, pediatric resident at CHOC What is HPV? Human papilloma virus affects nearly all sexually active men and women at some point in their lives according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many people “clear” or fight off their infections within one to two years, never knowing that they […]
The United States is experiencing a record number of measles cases, with California leading the states in the number of individuals confirmed to have had the disease. While some community members don’t perceive measles as serious, health care providers and agencies encourage everyone to consider the ugly facts about the disease — and vaccinate. Measles […]