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Egg Allergies?

You can still get the H1N1 vaccination even if you have egg allergies, says Dr. Peter Smith of Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg. An egg allergy can be a contraindication for the H1N1 vaccination, but with the proper precautions it is still possible to protect yourself and your family. Be sure to see an allergist for your vaccination. The allergist will do a skin test to see if you are still sensitive to eggs. If you are, the doctor can use a graded dose protocol--from two or five small amounts of vaccination given over an hour while you are monitored closely. Dr. Smith urges the community to try to get the vaccine if possible. Don't let an egg allergy stop you!

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Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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