By Peter J. Shulman, M.D., F.A.A.P., M.B.A., Pediatric Associates Chief Executive Officer The debate over the safety of vaccinations has once again resurfaced after it was reported that President Elect Donald Trump has appointed anti-vaccine crusader Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to chair a federal advisory committee on vaccine safety and integrity. Although it’s incredibly unfortunate [...]
Zika is a virus that can be transmitted primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Zika outbreaks are currently happening in many countries, including parts of the Unites States. In this article we will review basic points of Zika infection including its symptoms, the way that it spreads, the potential implications [...]
The Zika Virus has now been reported in Puerto Rico, prompting the CDC to issue travel warnings to tourists visiting the island and other affected areas. For more information about the mosquito transmitted Zika Virus click here.
Allergist, Jonathan Malka, M.D. is interviewed on News 6 - Pets May Help Lower Asthma Risk in children. See it here.
American Academy of Pediatrics Reiterates Safety and Importance of Vaccines. Read their statement here.
National Infant Immunization Week is April 18-25, 2015. Here is an article that explains the risks and responsibilities that may be encountered if parents choose not to vaccinate their child.
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