The Booster Bulletin: Your Weekly Dose of Immunization News

Fall means foliage and, unfortunately, flu. This year, the double-whammy of the seasonal respiratory ailment and a predicted second wave of COVID-19 has infectious disease experts urging Americans to rally against quarantine fatigue, maintain safe practices and get a flu shot.

The Booster Bulletin: Your Weekly Dose of Immunization News

In our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot let down our guard against preventable childhood diseases. Now is the time to get every child back on track with recommended vaccines. It’s imperative to make sure our children are vaccinated on time throughout their childhood before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases such as rubella, polio, and cancers caused by HPV. Getting children back on track with recommended vaccines is safe, but there may be delays, as many children need to catch-up during this time.

MythBusters: Flu Vaccine Edition

Do you know people who believe you can get the flu from the flu vaccine, or one of the other myths we mention? If so, please share this post with them.

The Booster Bulletin: Your Weekly Dose of Immunization News

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients.The more people vaccinated; the more people protected. Do your part. Get a flu vaccine this fall.

Pregnant Women & The Flu

The flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. This is because changes in the immune system, heart and lungs during pregnancy make women (and women up to two weeks postpartum) more prone to severe illness from flu, as well as to hospitalizations and even death.

The Booster Bulletin: Your Weekly Dose of Immunization News

Know how wildfire smoke can affect you and your loved ones during the pandemic and what you can do to protect yourselves. Learn more about the symptoms of smoke exposure and COVID-19, and whether you are at risk from wildfire smoke during the pandemic.

The Booster Bulletin: Your Weekly Dose of Immunization News

Child with mask in front of chalkboard.

CDC’s Decision-Making Tool is designed to help parents, caregivers, and guardians weigh the risks and benefits of available educational options to help them make decisions about sending their child back to school.

Pregunte la máscaras a el cubre boca

La propagación de COVID-19 se puede reducir cuando se utilizan máscaras cubrebocas de tela junto con otras medidas preventivas, como el distanciamiento social, el lavado frecuente de manos y la limpieza y desinfección de superficies frecuentemente tocadas.

• Las máscaras cubrebocas protegen a su familia y amigos porque las personas pueden propagar COVID-19 antes de que sepan que están infectados.
• Las máscaras cubrebocas ayudan a parar frenar la propagación y pueden salvar cientos de vidas cada día.

The Booster Bulletin: Your Weekly Dose of Immunization News

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“We are not defenseless against COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield. “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”

The Why of the When: The Infant Vaccine Schedule

It always brightens my day to have parents bring their newborn into my office for check ups.