Items Tagged ‘vaccination’

Stay safe: What you need to know about measles outbreaks

April 30, 2019

Stay safe: What you need to know about measles outbreaks

By uclahealth uclahealth

Los Angeles is the latest metropolitan area affected by a measles outbreak — the L.A. County Department of Public Health is investigating five cases. Below are answers to commonly asked questions to help you better understand measles, and more importantly, whether you or loved ones are at risk: What is measles? Measles is a very […]

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Tags: measles, measles outbreak, measles vaccine, vaccination


Ask the Doctors - Who should get a shingles vaccination?

February 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who should get a shingles vaccination?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My daughter took her kids to the pediatrician the other day for their chickenpox vaccinations. Now, because I had chickenpox as a child, she’s after me to get a shingles vaccine. What is shingles, and what’s the connection to chickenpox? Dear Reader: The same virus that causes chickenpox is responsible for shingles, a […]

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Tags: chickenpox vaccinations, Dr. Eve Glazier, immune systems, infants, kids, pediatrics, postherpetic neuralgia, pregnant women, shingles, suppressed immune systems, unimmunized children, vaccination


The importance of childhood immunizations

February 26, 2016

The importance of childhood immunizations

By uclahealth uclahealth

Immunization is key to preventing disease among the general population. Vaccines benefit both the people who receive them, and the vulnerable, unvaccinated people around them because the infection can no longer spread through the community if most people are immunized. In addition, immunizations reduce the number of deaths and disability from infections, such as measles, […]

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Tags: chicken pox, children and flu, flu shots, hepatitis a, immunization, measles, pertussis, polio, vaccination, whooping cough


What vaccinations are routinely recommended for adults, adolescents, and children?

February 26, 2016

What vaccinations are routinely recommended for adults, adolescents, and children?

By uclahealth uclahealth

According to the CDC, there are many diseases that have recommended vaccination schedules. The goal is for all U.S. citizens to receive these vaccinations to prevent the spread of these infectious diseases, and ultimately to eradicate them. Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other risk factors. Many basic vaccinations are often given […]

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Tags: chicken pox, childrens health, diphtheria, flu, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, HPV, immunization, measles, meningitis, meningococcal meningitis, mumps


Facts about the measles (MMR) vaccine

February 26, 2016

Facts about the measles (MMR) vaccine

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that is spread when someone comes in direct contact with infected droplets through the air, says James Cherry, MD, UCLA pediatric infectious diseases physician. The first symptoms of measles are similar to other illnesses, which start with high fever, coughing and red, watery eyes for about […]

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Tags: CDC, Dr. James Cherry, infectious disease, measles, MMR, MMR Vaccine, UCLA Pediatric Infectious Disease, vaccination


Who needs the pertussis vaccination?

February 25, 2016

Who needs the pertussis vaccination?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Pertussis (whooping cough) incidence remains high in California. The increase in pertussis is due to greater awareness, better diagnostic tests and less effective DTaP vaccines. Pertussis is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It is highly contagious and can spread from person-to-person through tiny drops of fluid from an infected person’s nose or mouth. […]

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Tags: acellular pertussis, diphtheria, Dr. James Cherry, DTaP vaccines, pertussis, tetanus, vaccination, whooping cough


What do I need to know about the flu?

February 25, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive the flu vaccine. Seasonal influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young children. […]

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Tags: children and flu, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fevers, flu, flu season, flu shots, hand washing, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, nasal spray, seasonal influenza, tamiflu, UCLA Children's Health Center