August 2, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination is approved for kids. As a pediatrician, here’s why I recommend it.

By John Bradley, M.D. The Food and Drug Administration authorized children as young as 6 months old to get the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines last month. For many parents, the decision meant a long wait was finally over. COVID-19 has caused more than 2 million infections among children ages 6 months to 4 years old and…

COVID-19, Infant Health, Vaccines
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April 14, 2022

Poway Resident Is ‘the Rock’ at Rady Children’s Hospital

By Angela Brandt, Staff Writer, Poway News Chieftain Chris Abe is made for emergencies. Whether it’s a nurse being accidentally pricked by a needle or a worldwide pandemic, she is able to to remain calm and think of solutions under pressure. Her coworkers at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego say Abe is always available by…

#IAmTeamRady, COVID-19, Infectious Diseases, Safety, Staff Stories, Uncategorized, Vaccines
February 19, 2021

Allergy Assurance: Rady Children’s Allergy-Immunology Expert Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine

As several forms of the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine make their way into communities around the globe, the news is abuzz with updates — which, let’s face it, can sometimes be a bit overwhelming and confusing. Among hot topics are allergic reactions, leading to questions and concerns from many. However, “while anaphylaxis can occur after…

Allergy/Immunology, COVID-19, Vaccines
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April 15, 2019

Straightforward Answers to Common Vaccine Questions

From a child’s first days, immunizations are a major — and complex — part of their health care. As such, questions including “Why does my child need all of these vaccines?” and “Are these safe?” to “Am I doing enough to protect my child?” and “Am I timing all of this right?” can cause worry,…

Vaccines
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November 30, 2018

What’s New in Flu? A Q&A with Dr. John Bradley

Ah, winter — a time for holiday cheer, sweater weather (well — for San Diego, at least sometimes) and … the flu. Most of us have experienced this nasty virus at least once, and last season’s strain made headlines for infecting even those who were vaccinated, and for its effects on children. To help parents…

Flu Information, Vaccines
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