Checkup Newsroom (vaccination)

2019
May
10,
2019
| 08:46 PM America/Chicago
Out of 25 counties in the U.S. with the highest risk for a measles outbreak, Tarrant County ranks number 12 according to research published in the latest edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. To identify the hot spots, researchers from the Un...
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2018
February
21,
2018
| 08:01 PM America/Chicago
Did you hear early in the season how the flu vaccine was worthless and only going to have about 10 percent effectiveness? You probably did, but hopefully that didn't prevent you from getting your child's flu vaccine. New data from the CDC sugge...
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2017
December
05,
2017
| 09:58 PM America/Chicago
Are we ready for the upcoming flu season? Only time will tell for sure, but a new article published in The New England Journal of Medicine makes the case for a potentially severe influenza season. The article explains that clinical experts have...
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March
07,
2017
| 09:05 PM America/Chicago
In an effort to get more patients vaccinated against the Human papillomavirus (HPV), Cook Children’s is launching a new initiative led by one of the more vocal physicians in the country on this topic. Jason Terk, M.D., a pediatrician at Cook Child...
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2016
June
23,
2016
| 04:40 PM America/Chicago
I was surprised by yesterday’s announcement that the nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine didn’t protect kids last year. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and the Centers for Disease Control’s ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunizati...
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2015
December
15,
2015
| 04:34 PM America/Chicago
Generally Child Protective Services is called to a home because someone notices bruising on a child or hears a story in which a witness suspects that a child is being abused. Last week, a Plano CPS agent responded to a different type of call after...
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September
21,
2015
| 11:15 PM America/Chicago
The upcoming flu season leaves many questions, but one thing remains certain for Mary Suzanne Whitworth, M.D., the medical director of Infectious Diseases at Cook Children’s. “Vaccinations are still the best answer to preventing the flu and protec...
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August
18,
2015
| 05:50 PM America/Chicago
Vaccination is important to me. This should not shock you. Articles and news reports about infectious diseases and their impact on our children keep me up at night. Tonight, it’s not an article about an outbreak of disease that has me up typing aw...
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June
25,
2015
| 09:03 PM America/Chicago
I’ve written about many of the myths regarding human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination before, ultimately concluding that it is safe, effective, does not lead to promiscuous behavior and that all three of my kids will get them when their time comes. ...
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March
12,
2015
| 03:00 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:   HPV vaccines are given as a series of three shots over 6 months to protect against HPV infection and the health problems that HPV infection can cause. There are tw...
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January
29,
2015
| 05:07 PM America/Chicago
I’ve been watching the Disney measles outbreak, each day cringing when I see the total number of infected people and hoping that there are no serious complications. Then, the news broke that there is a confirmed case of measles right in our backyard....
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2014
December
16,
2014
| 04:14 PM America/Chicago
Breaking news concerning the weirdest week in celebrity-infectious disease history:Peyton Manning helped lead the Broncos to victory despite suffering from a flu-like illness.Sidney Crosby and multiple other National Hockey League stars have been dia...
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July
23,
2014
| 08:33 PM America/Chicago
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed a Northeast Tarrant County resident has tested positive for measles after traveling outside of the state.Measles is highly contagious and can easily spread by simply breathing, coughing, sneezing or c...
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