We examine bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease, and which vaccines can prevent various causes of meningitis.
On May 10, 2021, the FDA expanded authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for 12-15-year-olds. On May 12, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also recommended this vaccine for use in kids age 12 and up. With this announcement, many parents are wondering when, and even if, to get the COVID vaccine for their kids. … Continue reading Ask SciMoms: When should I get the COVID vaccine for my kids?
Yesterday, the CDC released new guidance for fully vaccinated people in response to very encouraging real-world data about COVID-19 vaccines. To reflect this growing body of evidence, the CDC updated their guidance to recommend that: “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, … Continue reading Are we worried about the CDC’s new guidance for fully vaccinated people?
The CDC recently released guidelines about what is safe after COVID vaccination. With a growing proportion of fully vaccinated older Americans, the most burning question the SciMoms and many of our readers have is: when can our kids hug their grandparents after COVID vaccinations? The new guidelines do not specifically mention kids, but most kids … Continue reading Ask SciMoms: When can my kids hug their grandparents after COVID vaccination?
In this post, the SciMoms answer FAQs about COVID vaccines, their efficacy, and whether they will be safe.
Many parents, even those who vaccinate against other diseases, wonder why their newborn baby could possibly need the hep B vaccine. But public health agencies around the world agree: babies do need the hepatitis B vaccine. This article explains why.
Many parents are wary of vaccines due to understandable concerns about our healthcare. However, these concerns should not give parents a blank check to avoid vaccinating. This post explores why.
Why do kids get so many shots? Are they necessary? Are they safe? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this post.
In this post, we’ll review the science about HPV, recommendations about this vaccination, the controversies, and my personal plans on vaccinating my family.
Some countries do not include the chickenpox vaccine in their schedule. This post explores why.