New Flu Vaccine: Up-to-Date Information for Your Family

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Each year the flu vaccine brings questions and concerns. Learn the newest and most up-to-date information on this year's vaccine.
Air Date: 9/4/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, MD
Mary Anne Jackson picDr. Jackson obtained her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati where she was recognized with the Samuel Dalinsky Memorial Award as the outstanding graduating resident. She then completed her infectious diseases fellowship training at the University of Texas-Southwestern completing an additional year of research in the laboratory of Eric Hansen, PhD. Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, she has been a member of the faculty at Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics since 1984 where she is Section Chief in Infectious Diseases and the Associate Chair for Community and Regional Physician Collaboration. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Infectious Disease Society of America and a member of the American Pediatric Society. She has served on the editorial boards of Healthy Kids, Concise Reviews in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and is a current member of the editorial board of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. She currently is the medical editor for the infectious diseases subboard for the American Board of Pediatrics and a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book Committee). She has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Jackson's research focuses on strategies to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infection, treatment of antibiotic resistant infection and vaccine implementation and education.
New Flu Vaccine: Up-to-Date Information for Your Family
Have you gotten your flu shot yet for this year? Have your kids? Now that school has started, the flu season is just around the corner. And, that might bring up some concerns regarding the shot... both for you and your children.

For instance, why should you and your loved ones get vaccinated? Why there are different kinds of flu vaccine, and who is eligible for which ones?

What does it mean to give your child a live virus? Is this dangerous?

Dr. Mary Anne Jackson teams up with Melanie Cole, MS, to help guide you through what you need to know about the flu vaccine this year.
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