Fear of Needles is Common. Here’s How to Work Through the Anxiety

Fear of Needles is Common. Here’s How to Work Through the Anxiety

When Charlie thinks about getting an injection, he shudders. “I am terrified of needles,” says the 45-year-old Pilsen resident, who…

Chicago’s Mass Vaccination Sites Are ‘Not Enough’ for Vaccine Equity

Chicago’s Mass Vaccination Sites Are ‘Not Enough’ for Vaccine Equity

Staying up all night. Constantly refreshing the webpage. Trying to book an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine in Chicago has…

Inside the First Chaotic Days of the Effort to Vaccinate America

Inside the First Chaotic Days of the Effort to Vaccinate America

One tray of Covid-19 vaccine from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer contains 975 doses — way too many for a rural hospital…

Vax Facts

Vax Facts

As vaccination rates decline, old diseases are making a sharp comeback In less than two decades, the rate of unvaccinated…

Protection from pertussis by the TdaP vaccine doesn’t last very long

Protection from pertussis by the TdaP vaccine doesn’t last very long

By Claire McCarthy, M.D. Harvard Health Blog When my patients come in for their 11-year check-up, I give them the…

Which immunotherapy is right for your allergies?

Which immunotherapy is right for your allergies?

By Andrew Smith, M.D., and Timothy J. Sullivan, M.D. Allergen immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, can help people who…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

By Robert M. Jacobson, M.D., Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their…

Doctor’s Orders

Doctor’s Orders

Vaccinations don’t cause autism, they save lives By Dr. Gena Vennikandam For a lot of kids, a trip to the…