Pertussis and Influenza

Pertussis and Influenza

Pregnant women get vaccinated in order to prevent influenza and pertussis, recommends Dr. Ellen Schwartzbard, Obstetrician & Gynecologist at Baptist Health South Florida, who adds that when the woman gets vaccinated, she’s passing immunity on to her baby and the baby is going to be born with protection. Pertussis and Influenza are two of many […]

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Protecting against Influenza

Protecting against Influenza

For protecting children against influenza, the first thing is getting the flu shot, says Jennifer Couceyro, Advanced Registered Nurses Practitioner with Baptist Children’s Hospital, She recommends getting the flu shot for kids, parents, household members, school teachers, people who work in hospitals and caregivers. Children and the elderly are more immune- compromised and they are […]

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Preventing Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Preventing Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Besides the vaccine, there are some measures to prevent Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Dr. Alberto Sirven, Medical Director of the West Kendall OB/GYN Program and Women and Infant Credentials Committee Chairman with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says protected sex with condom will be ideal, but it is not an absolute way to prevent it. He also […]

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Recommended Immunizations for Children

Recommended Immunizations for Children

Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Diphtheria, Varicella, Hepatitis A, and Meningococcal are some of the recommended immunizations for children. Dr. Mario Zambrano, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician with Homestead Hospital, says there are certain diseases that are a little more serious than others, but all the vaccines are important. “It’s better to give a few vaccines than no […]

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Myths about Vaccines

Myths about Vaccines

Dr. Mario Zambrano, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician with Homestead Hospital, highlights vaccines are important. “Unfortunately, there’s more advertisement on cholesterol than there is on vaccines. A lot of people don’t remember about people dying of tetanus or pertussis, but they do remember a relative having high cholesterol.” He says even though they don’t have vaccination […]

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