A pediatric expert answers parents’ commonly asked questions about teenagers, kids 12-15, and the COVID-19 vaccine.
By Dr. Katherine Williamson, a CHOC pediatrician Proper vaccination is important for all people, but especially infants and babies. When children follow the recommended immunization schedule outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), they are better protected against potentially life-threatening diseases. During the COVID-19 pandemic, your CHOC pediatrician’s office is a safe, physically distant […]
An adolescent medicine specialist at CHOC offers facts on HPV and explains how it can indeed lead to cervical cancer.
Measles is one of the most contagious infections. To prevent the spread of measles in a community, about 95% or more of the population must be vaccinated or immune.
Human papilloma virus, or HPV, affects nearly all sexually active men and women at some point in their lives. Many people “clear” or fight off their infections without ever knowing that they had an infection at all. However, a percentage of people with the virus do not clear their infections and may develop genital warts, […]
“Should my kids get the flu shot this year?” These doubts are misguided, per a pediatric infectious disease specialist.
Vaccines aren’t just important for babies. Parents should be aware of vaccines updated that will benefit their adolescents.