It is not true that you need annual vaccinations for chickenpox "each and every year." read more
Chickenpox Yearly Vaccination for Chickenpox?
Chickenpox Chickenpox Vaccine for Adults
Find out when it makes sense for someone to get the chickenpox vaccine. read more
Chickenpox Chickenpox Vaccine Risk for Sibling?
It's possible for your nine-month-old to catch chickenpox from her vaccinated sister, but not very likely. read more
Chickenpox Expert Advice: Chickenpox Versus the Vaccine
It's wiser to give a child the vaccine than to wait to see if he catches the chickenpox, which sometimes has complications. read more
Immunizations and Vaccines Expert Advice: Better to get the chickenpox or the vaccine?
The chickenpox vaccine is thought to be safe for healthy children. read more
Exposure to chickenpox or rubella
Chickenpox in pregnancy can cause problems for the baby and can be severe in a pregnant woman, possibly leading to pneumonia. If you contract rubella for the first time in early pregnancy, it can cause miscarriage or severe problems in the fetus.
Monkeypox is a rare disease that has been suddenly popping up across the globe. The surge in confirmed and suspected cases is quite concerning, and WHO have now declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency. What you may not realize is that in decades past, anyone who received a smallpox vaccine was also protected from this virus due to their close relation.
Chickenpox Is Shingles Contagious?
Zoster ("Shingles") is contagious only to those people who have not had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine. The course of this disease is usually mi... read more
You're thinking of the big meeting you have today when your child says, "I don't feel well!" As parents, we dread hearing these words. But when we do hear them, do you know what to do? "Are you sure?" you ask, as you put your hand on his forehead. His head does feel a bit warm. But is he really feverish enough to keep home from school? As a nurse practitioner working in a school setting, I've seen many parents struggle with these issues. While having a sick child is never easy, these guidelines might help you figure out what to do when your child says, "I don't feel so good."