Travel Checklist: Vaccinations

  Bags packed? Check. Tickets booked? Check. Passports in hand? Check.   But are your vaccinations up to date? It’s summertime! That means pool parties, cookouts, and often taking vacations abroad. When planning a trip, we make sure we have our hotels booked and itinerary planned but how often do we think about vaccinations? It is especially […]

Amanda Travel Health

Video: Travel Health Tips

Traveling abroad with your family? Our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Amanda Whisnant reviews some travel health tips to keep in mind, as well as how to prepare before your trip.     Transcript Hi, I’m Amanda Whisnant, one of the nurse practitioners at MD Pediatrics. Today I’d like to address some common questions regarding your family’s health when […]

The Flu Vaccine: Your Family’s Best Protection

I often have parents tell me that they vaccinate against the flu because they don’t want sniffles, fevers, and body slowing down their family. This is certainly a valid reason for receiving the flu shot, but it’s important to remember that the flu can be much more than an uncomfortable inconvenience; each year thousands of […]

Dr Vani on Vaccines

The Importance of Vaccines: Video

It’s okay to have questions about vaccines, and we’re here to give you answers. Dr. Vani explains what vaccines are, how they work, and why we support vaccination for children at MD Pediatrics. Transcript: Vaccines: Why are they important? Dr. Vani: Hello, I’m Dr. Vani Venkatachalam, one of the community pediatricians at MD Pediatric Associates. Today […]

Dr. Fitz on antibiotics

Flu Mist Update: Video

Have you heard? The FluMist wont be available for the 2016-2017 flu season, meaning that everyone will need to get the shot. Dr. Fitzgerald explains this decision and affirms why you and your family should receive the flu vaccine this year. Transcript: Dr. Fitzgerald: Hi, I’m Ralph Fitzgerald. I’m one of the doctors at MD […]

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