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The "Flu Shot" Facts and Fiction

Hey everyone,

I’ve been home for a week now and have spent my first week catching on errands! Doctor, dentist, eye doctor, elective paperwork, gym membership… so much to sort out! 805 more words

Give the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

Each year in the US, tens of thousands needlessly suffer, are hospitalized, and even die as a result of vaccine-preventable diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza (flu) vaccination prevented 7.2 million influenza-associated illnesses and 90,000 hospitalizations last season. 225 more words


In exactly three weeks, I will be landing at the Durban Airport and beginning a life-altering adventure with the 15 other Northwestern students participating in the Global Healthcare Technologies program. 150 more words


Mistakes we made (so you could learn from us and not make them too)

In the craziness of getting ready for the international portion of our around-the-world  trip of 14 months, our concern was to not make really BIG mistakes – the kind of mistakes that cost a lot of money, time, or threatened our being able to go on. 780 more words


Healthcare Officials Urge Parents To Get Kids Vaccinated

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The healthcare community is applauding a measure approved Thursday by a legislative joint committee. It requires those looking to opt out of immunizations to obtain a waiver before entering school. 261 more words


Piecing Together the Nepal Project

I wrote a blog post that was featured on VaxTrac’s website about our work in Nepal. I’m posting it here too because I haven’t yet gone into detail about the work we do at VaxTrac. 1,335 more words


Immunization Care

There are articles circulating through mainstream and social media this week detailing the inadequacies of this years flu shot in protecting against the particular strain of flu that seems to be going around. 966 more words