1. Free vaccine available for childhood immunizations

    Childhood Vaccinations for Free? Virginia children may qualify for a government program that provides caregivers like Medics USA with free vaccines for common childhood immunizations (MMR, Hepatitis A and B, Chicken Pox, Polio, and others). That means Medics USA will only charge for the administration of the shot, not for the vaccine. Who qualifies? Virginians 18 years of age or younger who meet a…Read More

  2. Holiday Health Tips from Medics USA

    The Holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family, not a time to get sick. A couple of tips: Manage stress -- even if your not-so-favorite uncle gets on your nerves Wash your hands and cover your cough -- remember, it's flu season too Stay warm if you are visiting a colder clime than the DC Metro area (which seems to be entering Spring, rather than Winter). The Centers for Disease Cont…Read More

  3. Can we achieve “Herd Immunity” for the Flu?

    On 12/29, the Washington Post had an impassioned article by David Ropeik, an instructor at Harvard, on Americans’ continued resistance to vaccinations. He notes that parental refusal to allow children to receive measles or pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines is causing the sickness (and, occasionally, the tragic death) of hundreds of kids each year. But, he emphasizes, this pales in comparison …Read More