• How vaccines work and why it’s more important than ever to stay on track

    How vaccines work and why it’s more important than ever to stay on track

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak Vaccines are the single most powerful tool that we have to fight disease. Thanks to vaccines we have been able to eradicate or nearly-eradicate dozens of deadly infections like polio, smallpox, measles, and many others.  One scary consequence from the Coronavirus could be a resurgence of these vaccine-preventable diseases. The American

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  • The HPV Vaccine

    The HPV Vaccine

    (aka Human Papillomavirus Vaccine or Gardasil Vaccine) By Dr. Caren Glassman and Dr. Hasita Patel As parents, we have to make tough decisions for our children with the hopes that those decisions will have a lasting positive impact on their future. These decisions include what to feed your child, the best school for your child

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  • Local Case of Measles

    Local Case of Measles

    By: Dr. Heather Davies The Maryland Department of Health reported on Wednesday, May 24th, 2018 that an individual in Montgomery County, Maryland has a confirmed case of measles.  The individual contracted the disease outside of the United States but did not develop symptoms until arriving in the U.S. Measles is a highly contagious virus that

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  • Flu Vaccine Primer

    Flu Vaccine Primer

    By: Heather Davies, MD The Flu Vaccine Clinic is open for business here at Potomac Pediatrics! You can walk-in Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm to receive your immunization. Before you come in read below for the answers to frequently asked questions about the flu vaccine. Who should get the flu vaccine? -Influenza vaccine is recommended for all people

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