Posts in Vaccines

A Guide to North Carolina School Vaccine Requirements

August 20, 2021 | Primary Care, Vaccines, Wellness, Family Medicine

As a new school year gets underway, it’s important for parents to follow the recommended N.C. Department of Health and Human Services vaccination schedule for children.

In order to be fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, many of which can be life-threatening, children should receive all age-appropriate immunizations. Almost all daycare centers, schools, and colleges across the country and right here in the Triad area require proof of vaccinations before enrolling new students.

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The Other COVID Health Hazard: Delayed Care and Missed Appointments

March 22, 2021 | Primary Care, Vaccines, Wellness, Family Medicine

When it comes to health these days, any illness that includes cough, fever, aches, fatigue, or other common COVID-19 symptoms is typically the number one concern for patients. And many people feel relieved if they can avoid the doctor’s office or a trip to the hospital. A September report by the CDC found that about 40 percent of adults had delayed or avoided medical care due to COVID concerns. 

Ignoring non-COVID symptoms or health conditions can lead to more serious or worsening health issues later, according to Dr. Javier Gutierrez of LeBauer HealthCare at Stoney Creek. The cost of delaying medical care can take a high toll both physically and financially.

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4 Reasons to Stick to Your Child’s Vaccine Schedule During COVID-19

July 20, 2020 | Primary Care, Community, Vaccines, Family Medicine

Parents have a lot on their plates right now as they try to protect their children from coronavirus — from possibly becoming a caregiver and teacher 24/7 to learning about health and safety for their family.  Understandably, parents have many questions. “Is it safe to take my child to the doctor for a routine wellness visit and vaccinations?” is one of the most common questions right now.

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5 Ways to Avoid the Flu

October 29, 2019 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Washing hands under faucet to fight flu

With the arrival of fall comes gatherings for football games, leaf raking, and the anticipation of Thanksgiving. While you’re planning for these fun events, be sure you’re also preparing for flu season. Fall is the perfect time to start taking some common-sense flu precautions and to schedule a flu vaccine. Try these five tips to lower your risk of catching the flu. 

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Three Flu Myths That Can Harm You

October 18, 2017 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Nurse gives flu shot to patientThe leaves are turning and Halloween decorations are in the store. These sure signs of fall also mean it’s officially flu season. While many people rely on all sorts of formulas for avoiding the flu – from grandmother’s advice to avoid getting chilled outside to friends advocating over-the-counter immune boosting products – it’s best to avoid some common flu myths in order to stay healthy.

Here are three common flu myths that can actually either increase your odds of catching the flu or hinder recovery from the flu.

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School Vaccines: Are Your Children Protected?

August 14, 2017 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Vaccines for kidsAmidst the rush of buying back-to-school clothing and supplies, don’t overlook one important school requirement: vaccines. Be sure you know North Carolina vaccine requirements before the first day of school, especially if your child is entering kindergarten or seventh grade.

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Flu Complications: Are You at Risk?

October 26, 2016 | Primary Care, Vaccines

little boy sick with fluFor most people, the flu means aches, fevers, a sore throat, and possibly missing a week of school or work. However, the flu can create serious health problems. Statistics show that:

    • The flu sends more than 200,000 Americans to the hospital each year.
    • An estimated 36,000 people in the United States die from flu-related complications annually.
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3 Tips for Surviving Flu Season

September 21, 2016 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Flu season! Nurse at pharmacy or clinic giving flu shot to a female patient. Syringe, needle.Crisp fall days are right around the corner, which also means many Americans will find themselves fighting the flu. The peak of flu season varies from year to year, but often the first flu cases start cropping up in doctor’s offices in late September or early October.

So how can you avoid getting sidelined for a week with fevers, aches, and a sore throat? Try these three tips for surviving the flu season.

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Is it a Cold or the Flu? Knowing the Difference Can Help Recovery

October 30, 2015 | Primary Care, Vaccines

You woke up with a sore throat and runny nose and just want to go back to bed. Is it just a cold or could you have the flu? Both viruses are more prevalent in the late fall and winter and both have the potential to make you feel miserable. Knowing the difference between a cold and the flu can help you more effectively treat symptoms and get back on track quickly.

Learn more below or join Dr. Kate Tabori with LeBauer Primary Care at MedCenter High Point to hear her advice about how to fight back against the colds and the flu. 

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3 Important Reasons Adults and Teens Should Get Vaccinated

August 25, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month), Vaccines

immunizationfbImmunizations aren’t just for young children. They are needed throughout our lifetime to protect our health and reduce the chance of complications that may result from preventable diseases.

September is National Immunization Awareness Month. This is great time to make sure you and your family have received the necessary vaccines to stay healthy.

Lebauer primary care providers can guide you through the specific vaccines you or your teen may need.

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