Did You Get the Polio Vaccine as a Child? Here’s How to Learn.

Long before Covid-19 disrupted daily life and put millions of people at risk, poliomyelitis epidemics caused thousands of paralysis, disability, and death in the 1940s and early 1950s. With the invention of polio vaccines in the 1950s, cases fell steadily and in the 1990s, polio was officially removed from America. Today, polio is gone from …

I am an Infectious Diseases Doctor. Yes, I Vaccinate Our 5-Year-Old Child

Alexander Wong, University of Saskatchewan I am an infectious disease doctor. When it is our turn to vaccinate our five-year-old son for COVID-19, I will do so with confidence and without hesitation. I encourage any parent with eligible children ages five to 11 to do the same. Here is why. US Food and Drug Administration …

Herd Immunity: What It Is and What To Do With Your Child

To Chalea Andrejko and her family, herd immunity it just doesn’t matter. 100% necessary because Chalea’s 14-year-old daughter, Erikah, has a weakened immune system. Erikah was only a few months old when she was diagnosed. biliary atresia, meaning he was born without bile ducts in his liver, which causes a blockage of bile from the …