Shedding (as in viruses, not dogs)

As you're hanging around out there in your mommy groups you may hear people talking about vaccine shedding. This is the idea that recently vaccinated kids become contagious and can infect susceptible individuals. Is shedding real? Yes. Is it something you need to worry about? Probably not. First of all, not all vaccines shed. Only... Continue Reading →

Pertussis (whooping cough)

This disease (and its vaccine) have gotten a lot of press lately and it's an important conversation to have. The fact is it's tough to vaccinate for this one. Contrary to common belief, even having the disease doesn't confer lifelong immunity and the vaccine certainly does not. The older whole cell formulation of the vaccine... Continue Reading →

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