Vaccines

Dr. Phyllis Townsend

Dr. Phyllis Townsend Shares How Vaccines Save Lives

Vaccines have been a hot topic in the news lately because of the recent measles outbreak. A growing number of parents have increased worries over immunizations, despite the medical community confirming the safety and benefits of vaccines. Dr. Phyllis Townsend, a pediatrician in Franklin, TN, is concerned about recent trends that leave children unprotected from

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Vaccine Policy Statement

Pediatric Associates of Franklin strives to provide comprehensive, compassionate and high quality healthcare to all of our patients and families. One of the most important services we can provide to our patients is vaccinations against life threatening diseases.

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Pertussis

Protecting Your Kids from Pertussis

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a preventable disease. Successful pertussis vaccine use has drastically reduced the number of pertussis cases in the United States, but recent statistics show there are still between 10,000 and 40,000 cases reported each year. Children who attend daycare, playgroups, or other large gatherings are at highest risk. However, there are

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Flu Clinic

Pediatric Associates of Franklin is pleased to offer FLU Clinics for your children. Flu Clinics will be held at our office from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Flu Clinics are by appointment only to ensure that we have an adequate supply of the vaccine.

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Holiday Health Tips - Franklin, TN

How to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

The best way to prevent the spread of germs this holiday season is by incorporating healthy and hygienic practices into your daily routine. Most often, germs are transmitted through physical contact and the exchange of bodily fluids. Organisms and bacteria can survive for short periods of time on everyday objects that are frequently touched, such

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HPV Franklin TN

Put HPV Cancer Prevention on Your Back-to- School Checklist!

By Kristin Vollrath, FP-Board Certified The start of a new school-year is a busy time, but also great yearly reminder that preventive health measures are due. One important way our clinic partners with families to protect future health is through the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine – a safe, effective, and routine vaccination which prevents many

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Vaccines Middle TN

How Vaccines Can Save Your Child’s Life

World Immunization Week is April 24-30, and it’s the perfect time to talk about the importance of immunization. In the past 50 years, vaccines have saved more than a billion people and made life better for everyone by preventing more illnesses and disabilities than we can count. Before vaccines, illnesses like polio, smallpox, tetanus, and

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Flu Vaccine Williamson County

Stopping the Spread of the Flu this Fall

Flu season is coming up fast. As the weather starts to get cooler, the number of flu cases starts to rise every year without fail. Waves of illness often hit schools at various times in the year because of poor prevention practices and large student populations. Good health practices such as these prevention tips can

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Pediatric Flu Shot

Importance of Flu Shots

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a viral illness that varies in severity from typical cold symptoms to more serious life-threatening problems, including vomiting, muscle aches and pains, and dangerously high fevers. The most common side effects are coughing, sneezing, fever, runny nose, headaches, and sore throat. There are several strains of influenza,

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