Dr. Eric Ball

pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Pediatrician in Orange County.

Dr. Eric Ball on KCRW

On Monday, the FDA authorized the use of the Pfzier vaccine for kids between ages 12 and 15. The CDC is expected on Wednesday to approve the move.

Kids ages 12-15 can be vaccinated — should they? Some parents are skeptical

On Monday, the FDA authorized the use of the Pfzier vaccine for kids between ages 12 and 15. The CDC is expected on Wednesday to approve the move.

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The re-emergence of measles has created a dilemma for pediatricians: what to do about parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated.

Two Doctors on How They Handle Unvaccinated Kids

The re-emergence of measles has created a dilemma for pediatricians: what to do about parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated.

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