Physicians who care for adults generally don't think about vaccines as much as pediatricians do, and adults think of vaccines as a kid thing.— Paul A. Offit
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What really reinvigorated vaccines was Prevnar, the pneumococcal vaccine that prevents against meningitis and ear infections. Here was the first vaccine to cross the billion-dollar mark.
Vaccines are not traditionally big money makers.
They're given once or a few times in one's life, so they're never going to be blockbusters.
Flu vaccine is far and away the most underutilized.
When you're in the womb, you're in a sterile environment.
When you enter the birth canal and the world, you're not. Very quickly, you have, living on the surface of your body, trillions of bacteria, literally trillion.
For most mothers, vaccinations become a matter of faith - faith in pharmaceutical companies, faith in public health officials - and I think there's been an erosion of faith.
The flu can definitely set you up for bacterial pneumonias.
One bacterium has 2,000 to 6,000 proteins.
People are reticent to give a newborn the hepatitis B vaccine and often delay it.
I've never seen this level of anger at parents who've chosen not to vaccinate their children.
Pneumococcus is a fairly common cause of pneumonia and [raises the] risk of death in older adults.
Your child can die from chickenpox.
If you've had a cough that lasted weeks, a cough that just doesn't seem to go away, chances are it was pertussis.
Pertussis is a disease that adolescents and adults give to children.