Pneumonia Vaccine

Have you every had pneumonia? Did you know of someone who died of pneumonia?

We now have a newer, more powerful vaccine to protect adults from pneumonia! Its called Prevnar13 and is the safe enough for babies, but strong enough for seniors. The older Pneumovax vaccine was developed in the 1980's and was routinely given to seniors for free in Ontario, however, it never actually prevented people from getting pneumonia. On the other hand, Prevnar13 prevents ~50% of vaccine-type pneumonias overall! We've been giving Prevnar13 to babies, as part of their routine childhood immunizations, for over a decade in Ontario (those lucky kids get it for free). Communities that got the vaccine actually saw lower rates of pneumonia in the rest of the population, even for those people who didn't get the vaccine (herd effect). Studies also show that you get better protection if you receive Prevnar13 first, before you get the free Pneumovax.

Contact us now (416-508-5691) to get your Prevnar13 pneumonia vaccine and protect yourself and your loved ones around you!

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pneumococcal-vaccination-in-adults

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Introduce Peanuts Early

 

For the past few years, new research has prompted doctors to recommend introducing foods early to infants from age 4 month old to 6 month old to prevent the development of allergies.

This is a departure from the older recommendations of delaying allergy-prone food introduction to after 1 year, which many doctors had suspected for some time that this practice could have contributed to the rise of food related allergies in North America.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/give-peanut-based-foods-to-babies-early-to-prevent-allergies-new-guidelines-say-1.3922263

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Toronto, ON, M3H 2S4
Tel: (416) 508-5691
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