• 21 APR, 2020
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    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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    • 02 APR, 2020
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    Community Vaccine Initiative!

    Community Vaccine Initiative!

    Starting April 6, 2020 We strongly believe that it is of the utmost importance that infants and young children continue to be vaccinated. As Pediatricians it is our responsibility to keep children safe through this public health crisis and beyond. It is essential that children receive their immunizations at the appropriate time. It has come to our

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    • 19 APR, 2019
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    The Latest Information on Measles Outbreaks

    By: Dr. Heather Davies and Dr. Joey Mechak Measles has been a hot topic in 2019. So far, in 2019 there have been 555 confirmed cases of Measles in the United States including three confirmed cases in Maryland. We have received lots of phone calls about measles and wanted to provide you with some basic

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    • 31 AUG, 2017
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    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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