Monthly Archives: April 2012

Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine

The HPV vaccine has recently been recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics for administration to teenage boys as well as girls. Although the main protection concern with this vaccine is for cervical cancer, boys can be … Continue reading

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Insect Repellents

Repellents with DEET are the most effective, however, DEET can be toxic in excessive use. For younger children a concentration of 7 – 9 % product is the safest. You should put more on their clothes and shoes and less … Continue reading

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Menactra Booster

A booster dose is now recommended for the Menactra – meningococcal meningitis vaccine for teenagers 5 to 6 years after their first dose. Since most of our patients would receive their first dose between 11 and 12 years of age, … Continue reading

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