The recent measles outbreak is a regrettable reminder to all of us of just how preventable this disease truly is when your child is vaccinated.
From a flu vaccination skeptic to a believer — almost losing her 3-year-old daughter made Anita Braatz rethink her view of the flu vaccination.
Everyone in the family (with the exception of infants less than 6 months of age) should get the flu vaccine — kids, parents and grandparents. It’s also important for pregnant women to get the vaccine to protect themselves and their babies.
It can be terrifying when your child wakes up to find a bat fluttering above his or her bed in the dark. It’s also surprisingly common in late summer as newly flying young bats find their way into cracks and crevices of old houses and then zoom unexpectedly into living spaces. But the most nerve-wracking part of this Halloween-esque scene can be assessing your child’s risk of rabies exposure.
The HPV vaccine protects girls and boys for a lifetime against a common virus that can cause many types of cancers.
Other than antibiotics, vaccines have saved more lives than any other medical invention in history. It’s always better to prevent disease than to treat it once a person is sick.
In 2009, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin made a commitment to boost vaccination rates in our region. Our five-year immunization project had great results, with vaccination rates among 2-year-olds in our care and throughout the state improving every year for five years …
Parents are understandably on high alert. Why? Recent news stories have brought home just how serious this influenza (flu) season has become.