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Do kids get too many shots?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=10b9ac48-77c4-487d-ae92-119b56cf7a6a#.W19H7Vw-dBw Kiddos need a lot of routine shots before their second birthday. The current schedule helps protect them (and others too) from more than a dozen diseases. But some parents worry all those vaccines might actually make their children more prone to later infection. The theory goes that exposure to multiple vaccine substances […]

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Newborns should get hepatitis B shot within hours of birth

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=232a3c5b-6a7b-4841-80f9-4fde9efde796#.W19IK1w-dBw There’s been a change in the recommendation for when a baby should get that first shot, the hepatitis B vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now says infants should get the first dose of this vaccine within 24 hours of birth. Before this, parents and doctors had the option to wait until a baby’s […]

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