COVID Vaccines with Pregnant or Breastfeeding Moms

Below is an opinion based article and not meant to be medical advice. Please discuss any medical decisions while pregnant with your personal physician. In the pediatric realm we get many questions involving pregnant or breastfeeding moms and what medications are considered ok during those times. Many moms receive their flu booster or Tdap duringContinue reading “COVID Vaccines with Pregnant or Breastfeeding Moms”

How Are the COVID Vaccines Working in the Real World?

If you caught my previous posts on the various SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, you would see that I made an initial error, confusing the terms efficacy and effectiveness. One has to do with how well the vaccine works in a set trial, where the other has to do with how well it works in the real world.Continue reading “How Are the COVID Vaccines Working in the Real World?”

The Importance of Sleep and Your Health as a Parent

If you prefer to listen to this in a podcast format instead, you can listen to Episode 10 of the Imperfect Dad, MD Podcast. When our kids are born it is a joyous occasion. There are many tears, smiles, and sighs of relief. Then comes the second night and cluster feeding. The frequent awakenings forContinue reading “The Importance of Sleep and Your Health as a Parent”

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Review

It is the end of February, cases seem to be plateauing in many areas, and we now have approval for a third COVID vaccine.  As I did in my previous articles on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, I will discuss the use of this specific vaccine, dosing, efficacy, and side effect profiles.  I will NOTContinue reading “Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Review”