6Oct, 2016

The Flu Season & Vaccines

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THE FLU SEASON IS AROUND THE CORNER It’s time of the year when people suffer from different types of the flu. Although the timing varies in different parts of the country; it can start up late, earlier or become severe or minimal in a particular part or region of the country. From available records, influenza or flu cases which include feverish conditions, different forms of illnesses, hospitalizations and in some instances deaths – may occur between Oct to May 2017. Each year, the United States experiences the epidemic of seasonal […]
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Flu Vaccine
26Sep, 2014

Flu Vaccine

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Estimates show that thousands are infected with the flu each year in the U.S. alone. Influenza can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Even healthy individuals can get sick and spread the virus to others. The Flu vaccine causes antibodies to build up in the body that will provide protection against the infection. Each year, a seasonal vaccine is created to protect against the influenza virus, that will be most common that season (as indicated by research). Typically, Flu vaccines protect against three flu viruses; an influenza A (H1N1), an […]
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Vaccine Requirements for Children Enrolling in Maryland Schools
3Sep, 2014

Vaccine Requirements for Children Enrolling in Maryland Schools

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Schools are the second homes of our children. They are the institutions where learning and personality development are continuously promoted. But high populations in close range, makes for a potential niche for disease spread. Accordingly, State laws require students attending school to be up to date on vaccinatons. Maryland Schools make sure that their enrollees are current on vaccines, creating a safe environment for students and their famililes. Vaccine requirements for children enrolling in Maryland Schools are submitted to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on a yearly basis. […]
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8Aug, 2014

National Immunization Awareness Month

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Medical research has advanced tremendously over the years, and new measures have been developed to prevent us from suffering from diseases. Immunizations are part and parcel of this preventative process, and August is celebrated as National Immunization Awareness Month. Let’s take a look at this in a little bit more detail. Why National Immunization Awareness Month? The purpose of National Immunization Awareness Month is to raise public awareness regarding the availability and uses of vaccines in preventing disease. Contrary to popular belief, immunizations are not just for children; many adults […]
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