Tag Archives: Seattle Children’s Hospital

Wendy Sue Swanson Headshot

A Healthy Start Begins with On-Time Vaccination

Waiting or delaying vaccines just doesn’t make sense. There is no reduced risk; leaving them unvaccinated just leaves your baby or child vulnerable to infections.

Seattle Mama Doc 2015 NFID Flu News Conference

Pregnant Moms Need a Flu Vaccine Too!

Flu vaccine protects pregnant women, their unborn babies, and protects the baby after birth when they are too young to be immunized.

Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Seattle Children's, left, receives a flu vaccination from nurse Veronica Poindexter during a press conference addressing the need for flu vaccinations Thursday September 17, 2015 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

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Why Health Experts #FightFlu

You’ve heard it on the news, from your doctors, and even from a few friends: Now is the time to get the annual influenza (flu) vaccine. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu vaccine, many people fail to understand why and where this recommendation came from, and why an annual flu vaccine is so important.