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Is There a Reason NOT to Vaccinate Your Child?

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The simple answer is NO!!! Because children still get vaccine-preventable diseases, it’s more important than ever to understand the benefits and risks of vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases. You never know when your child may have been exposed to a disease or was immune to an exposure because of his/her vaccine-induced immunity. Get your child vaccinated!

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Do Vaccinations Cause Autism? NO, And Here’s Why

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Strange how history repeats itself In 1998, a British surgeon named Andrew Wakefield published a fraudulent research paper in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, suggesting that the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine was increasing autism in British children. Because a number of parents believed this now-discredited theory and chose not to immunize their children, an outbreak of measles occurred

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WE HAVE THE FLU VACCINE! COME IN AND GET YOUR SHOT!

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Our flu vaccine is in! Book your appointment now to get your child vaccinated. Even though winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated. Don’t delay — protect yourself and your family by getting the flu vaccine at any of our 11 convenient locations in Westchester and Putnam

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Yes, Your Child Should Still Get A Flu Shot

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You may have seen it in the news or read it online but here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we want to emphasize that this is a particularly bad year for the flu — one of the worst in years — and if your child has not yet gotten a flu shot, he/she really should. According

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How To Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations Are Up To Date

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we strongly believe in the importance of immunizations and fully advise giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. Most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from person to person. When a person has been vaccinated for a particular

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How To Protect Yourself Against Meningitis, A Very Serious Disease

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Meningococcal disease: a very dangerous form of meningitis Meningitis is a very serious, possibly fatal, disease. Several different bacteria can cause meningitis but one very virulent strain, meningococcal disease, is caused by a bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. This strain of meningitis could lead to an infection of the blood or lining of the brain and spinal cord.

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Why We Recommend The HPV Vaccine

Why We Recommend The HPV Vaccine

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“Should my child get the HPV vaccine?” This is a question I get asked almost every day by parents of preteen and teenage girls (and some boys). My standard answer is yes. Why? There are very few cancers that researchers have discovered a vaccine for, and those caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) fall within that category. The

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Menactra Vaccine Now Required For All 7th and 12th Graders

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we wanted to share this important health update with you: This year, the Menactra vaccine will be required for all students entering 7th and 12th grade in New York State. All 7th graders need to have had at least one dose and all 12th graders need two doses before school starts

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Why Robert De Niro Was Right To Pull Anti-Vaccine Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival

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Photo courtesy of The New York Times Facing a mountain of criticism over its plan to show a documentary about the utterly disproven link between vaccines and autism, the Tribeca Film Festival (co-founded by Robert De Niro) has decided not to show the film. Am I glad the Tribeca Film Festival canceled the film? You

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Webinars

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Pediatric Webinars In order to share important, timely information with pediatric patients and their parents, Westchester Health Pediatrics has launched a series of highly informative webinars. Focusing on children’s medical conditions and their treatments, these webinars offer information, tips and guidance from WHP pediatricians on how to raise a happy, healthy child. We encourage you Read more
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