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Pneumococcal (Strep) Vaccine: Should I Get It?

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Dr. Kenneth Lin is a board certified internist at Inova General Internal Medicine Group – Ballston. He has 21 years of clinical experience and special interests in preventive medicine, nutrition, and dermatologic procedures. Streptococcus pneumoniae – commonly referred to as “strep” or “pneumococcus” – is a familiar type of bacteria associated with varying infections which…

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Celebrating Immunization’s Unsung Hero: Dr. Maurice Hilleman

Rebecca Levorson, MD, is board-certified in pediatric infectious disease and pediatrics. She is a pediatric physician with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and Inova Children’s Hospital. When we think of America’s immunization pioneers, whose names spring to mind? Salk and Sabin, certainly…but how many have ever heard of Hilleman? Dr. Maurice Hilleman may not be a…

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Back-to-School Means Immunization Update

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Every age has vaccination requirements FALLS CHURCH, VA – (August 13, 2012) – August, being National Immunization Awareness Month, is the perfect time to update immunizations and remind family, friends, and coworkers to get caught up on their shots. Immunizations (or vaccinations) aren’t just for babies and young kids. We all need shots to help…

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Inova Health System Offering Flu Shots

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Vaccine Highly Recommended for Children, Seniors Falls Church, VA – (September 26, 2008) – Inova Health System’s HealthSource will be offering influenza vaccinations to children and adults throughout the Washington region beginning October 1. Every year in the United States more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications and about 36,000 people die from flu.…

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