The Observer

Smaller needle, lower dose decrease flu vaccine pain

By By Allie Curwin, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

  No one likes getting a flu shot, but the benefits of getting vaccinated tend to outweigh the pain. Push through the sting this year, and next year could be relatively pain free.   Prior to the 2010 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only recommended the inf...

FDA reccomends HPV vaccine for young males

By By Spenser Easterbrook, Advertising Manager

December 22, 2010

Recently, the FDA recommended that the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), traditionally administered to girls, should also be given to males ages 9 through 26. The vaccine, manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals, is marketed under the name Gardasil and is given as three injections over a six-month...

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