Pediatrics

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years of age

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B) Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is a serious disease caused by bacteria. It usually affects children under 5 years old. It can also affect adults with certain medical conditions. Your child can get Hib disease by being around other children or adults who may have the bacteria and not know it. The germs…

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine Gardasil®: What You Need to Know

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. More than half of sexually active men and women are infected with HPV at some time in their lives. About 20 million Americans are currently infected, and about 6 million more get infected each year. HPV is usually…

HPV: Should My Child Get the Vaccine?

Guides through decision to have your child get the HPV vaccine. Explains the vaccination process and includes tips on how to talk to your child about HPV. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Live Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine, ZVL: What you need to know

Shingles (also called herpes zoster, or just zoster) is a painful skin rash, often with blisters. Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body and can cause shingles later in life. You can’t catch shingles from another…