With cold and flu season upon us, getting vaccinated should be at the top of your family’s to-do list this fall. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for high-risk patients, including young children and kids with chronic conditions, such as asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 178 flu-related deaths in […]
Vaccination is one of the most important things you can do to protect children’s health. Vaccines will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born between 1994 and 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. But too many parents choose to not vaccinate their children based on safety […]
We do thousands of childhood vaccinations and thousands of surgeries every year at Akron Children’s Hospital. But you might not know that vaccines and surgeries don’t go together. Surgery and anesthesia can interact with vaccines that are given close to the surgery date. One of the effects that surgery and anesthesia has on the body […]
Once considered eradicated from the United States, the familiar red rash associated with measles has made a comeback as immunization levels have dropped in some areas of the country.
In this video, pediatrician Carrie Bohenick discusses the rash and other symptoms of this potentially-dangerous viral disease, as well as the role of immunizations in preventing its spread.
In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. P. Cooper White, a pediatrician and director of the Locust Pediatric Care Group at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides an overview of the immunization schedule, including some insight into how it was put together.
If it seems like there have been a few more empty seats in classrooms and offices lately, it may be another symptom of the early arrival of this year’s seasonal flu bug. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 22,048 flu cases nationwide from September 2012 through the end of […]