Science-ish takes your vaccine questions

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Wondering whether you really need to get your flu shot? Or how effective the HPV vaccine is in boys? Whether those immunizations for rabies and yellow fever really were really necessary before your big trip overseas? Or why those childhood vaccine schedules are so darn complicated?

With the kids back at school, and flu season upon us, Science-ish invites your vaccine-related questions. Email to Julia by Wed. Oct. 10 at or tweet them to @JuliaOfToronto and check back within the week for answers.

Until then, here is some reading by Science-ish on vaccines:

The Taliban, polio and YOU
Fighting scary vaccine stories with scarier no-vaccine stories

The flu shot: to vaccinate or not?

And recent vaccine-related news:

Inside the Mind of Worry
Tamiflu and four other 
prescription drugs doctors had no idea could hurt their patients
Flu vaccine nasal spray an option for kids, teens

Will a flu shot keep you healthy?

A Duty of Health Care Workers

Vaccine development needs a booster shot

Science-ish is a joint project of Maclean’s, the Medical Post and the McMaster Health Forum. Julia Belluz is the associate editor at the Medical Post. Got a tip? Seen something that’s Science-ish? Message her at or on Twitter @juliaoftoronto

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