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August: National Immunization Awareness Month

By Dr. Jason Kendler
By Dr. Jason Kendler

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Each of us, as adults, should have an immunization card, created by our primary health care provider. This week, Dr. Pat turns for expertise to a member of Women’s Voices’ Medical Advisory Board, Jason S. Kendler, M.D., a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University to discuss infectious diseases and the vaccines needed to combat them.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Flu Shots for All!

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Jason S. Kendler, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Jason S. Kendler, M.D.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does NOt preferentially recommend any specific vaccine over the others, but DOES recommend that EVERYONE 6 months of age and older (including pregnant women) receive a flu vaccination, unless there are medical reasons for not doing so.

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