Are Your Immunizations Up-To-Date? How to Tell

Keeping your immunizations up to date is essential for maintaining your health and for protecting the well-being of those around you.

However, it’s not unusual for people to switch doctors and medical offices several times. And many people don’t have an official record of their vaccinations, making it difficult to know what shots have been received and when.

So, how can you find out if your immunizations are up to date?

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Vaccinating Your Kids Before They Go Back to School in Kansas City

Vaccinations are an essential part of a child’s health, growth, and development. In order to keep students, teachers, and staff safe, Kansas and Missouri have strict guidelines regarding immunizations that every child must have before he or she attends school. Since it’s National Immunization Awareness Month, and school is back in session, parents need to be wary of local immunization requirements! Continue reading “Vaccinating Your Kids Before They Go Back to School in Kansas City” »

Importance of Children’s Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an important decision for all parents. A few years ago, California followed Mississippi and West Virginia as the third state to require parents to vaccinate their children. Legally, parents cannot refuse unless there is a medical reason.  Continue reading “Importance of Children’s Vaccinations” »

The Measles Vaccine: Why it’s Still Important

Measles seems like a disease of the past but in the last seven years, there has been an average of 226 cases per year. Even though the CDC declared measles to be eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, sporadic cases still appear because infected people bring it to the United States and infect unvaccinated citizens. Continue reading “The Measles Vaccine: Why it’s Still Important” »