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By Dr. Tiffany Kimbrough, pediatrician The first vaccine was developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner for smallpox – this was done by taking fluid from a blister of someone infected and injecting it into another person’s skin (YUCK!). We have come a long way since that time with our knowledge about vaccination and how to make vaccines safe. Why are vaccines important? Vaccines protect children against 16 diseases that can... View Article

Aug 1 2017

Central Virginia news sources are reporting an increase in cases of gastroenteritis (the “stomach flu”) in the area. Earlier this week, more than 400 cases were reported at Hampton-Sydney College, causing school officials to cancel classes and athletic activities through the weekend. Doctors in Short Pump have seen a spike in patients with this condition, according to nbc12.com, and cases have also been popping up in Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico.... View Article

Jan 30 2015

August is National Immunization Awareness MonthImmunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years and have reduced the number of vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90 percent. One of the newest vaccines added to the American Academy of Pediatrics schedule of immunizations is the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine, which was recommended in 2007 for females and in 2012 for both males and females (based on updated data). This... View Article

Aug 15 2014