Infectious disease

Using education to tackle parents' concerns about the flu shot

July 07, 2021

Educating families to alleviate fear in pediatric populations regarding the flu vaccine will improve the vaccination rate and protect high-risk children. Due to the negative effects of the flu in children with diabetes, it is vital that at-risk youth be vaccinated.

Role of safety concerns in HPV vaccine refusal

June 30, 2021

There are many reasons why a caregiver may refuse to have his or her child receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, including safety concerns. A research letter examines whether those concerns have increased.

Common recreational water illnesses in children

June 09, 2021

As summer approaches, many children will spend time playing in pools, water parks, lakes, rivers, and oceans. Several serious types of infections, although relatively infrequent, have been associated with recreational water activities.

ISV congress offers vaccine updates and information on hypersensitivity

June 04, 2021

The last meeting of the COVID-19 vaccine congress from the International Society for Vaccines (ISV) provided information on the hypersensitivity events tied to mRNA vaccines as well as the most recent information on the Janssen and Novavax vaccines.