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    Flu vaccine is far and away the most underutilized.
    — Paul A. Offit
    For most mothers, vaccinations become a matter of faith - faith in pharmaceutical companies, faith in public health officials - and I think there's been an erosion of faith.
    — Paul A. Offit
    tags: health  faith  mother  company 
     
    Your child can die from chickenpox.
    — Paul A. Offit
    tags: children  child  die 
     
    Pneumococcus is a fairly common cause of pneumonia and [raises the] risk of death in older adults.
    — Paul A. Offit
    tags: death  adult  risk 
     
    Physicians who care for adults generally don't think about vaccines as much as pediatricians do, and adults think of vaccines as a kid thing.
    — Paul A. Offit
    tags: adult  care  kids 
     
    What really reinvigorated vaccines was Prevnar, the pneumococcal vaccine that prevents against meningitis and ear infections. Here was the first vaccine to cross the billion-dollar mark.
    — Paul A. Offit
    If you've had a cough that lasted weeks, a cough that just doesn't seem to go away, chances are it was pertussis.
    — Paul A. Offit
    tags: chance 
     
    The flu can definitely set you up for bacterial pneumonias.
    — Paul A. Offit
    When you're in the womb, you're in a sterile environment. When you enter the birth canal and the world, you're not. Very quickly, you have, living on the surface of your body, trillions of bacteria, literally trillion.
    — Paul A. Offit
    One bacterium has 2,000 to 6,000 proteins.
    — Paul A. Offit
    People are reticent to give a newborn the hepatitis B vaccine and often delay it.
    — Paul A. Offit
    tags: people 
     
    Vaccines are not traditionally big money makers. They're given once or a few times in one's life, so they're never going to be blockbusters.
    — Paul A. Offit
    tags: time  money 
     
    Pertussis is a disease that adolescents and adults give to children.
    — Paul A. Offit
    tags: children  adult  child 
     
    I've never seen this level of anger at parents who've chosen not to vaccinate their children.
    — Paul A. Offit
    tags: children  anger  child  parent 
     
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