A St. Louis pediatrician has written a very informative article discussing the flu vaccine. Parents often ask these very questions. All your doctors at KPA strongly recommend the flu vaccine. This article should those of you that have real questions about the vaccine make a good decision. http://childrensmd.org/browse-by-age-group/toddler-pre-school/kids-flu-shot-11-things-every-parent-needs-know-2015-2016-influenza-vaccine/
Archives for September 2015
The risks of being lazy about your contact lenses are probably more serious than you think. http://on.wsj.com/1ELeBHn When you send your sweet babies off to college, don’t forget to include these tips as part of your hygiene instructions.
Here is something from WSJ.com that might interest you: The best way to cheer for a child from the sidelines.
We blessed the backpacks at church last week but some of our kids seemed more interested in a ceremony called “cursing of the backpacks”. It does seem that in this age of IPads and Kindles that backpacks would have already been relegated to the dustbin of history. But if your child’s pack exceeds 20% of […]
Part of young parents’ reticence to immunize their kids is due to the fact that they have lived in a golden age of medicine; they have never witnessed the ravages of measles, chickenpox or polio so the natural fear that they should have is largely absent. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Elder pediatricians, including […]
This is a great article discussing the safety of the Gardasil vaccine. I highly recommend this vaccine to all of my adolescent patients – both male and female. The earlier the vaccine is received, the better the protection. I vaccinated my own daughter as soon as it was available and have even given her the […]