What to do about the flu vaccine?

With winter fast approaching many parents are asking “What should we do about the flu vaccine?” The flu vaccine has been around since the 1950’s and for as long as it has been around there have been questions and differing opinions on its value. From my perspective, as a paediatrician, I think it is best to consider current literature and …

Child safety inside and outside the home

Understanding safety issues at home: Research shows that the majority of visits to emergency centres are as a result of an injury or accident at home. Those children most at risk are under the age of five years with accidental poisoning, choking and drowning being the major risk factors. As parents we aspire to protect our children but these curious …