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A Close Up Of Two Vials Of The COVID Vaccine.

Is the COVID Vaccine Safe & Are There Side Effects?

2020 turned into a year full of uncertainty and unsettling changes as the pandemic raced across the globe. Now, in 2021, the hope of overcoming this pandemic is in sight as multiple COVID-19 vaccines begin rolling out to our communities. But, are the COVID-19 vaccines safe, and how do they work? Read more to find out!
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Antivirals for Flu Season!

It is important to be educated on what the flu is, how it affects you, and what treatment is available. The Missouri Poison Center is here to make sure this flu season you and your family stay protected and informed!
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Child Receiving Medicine Via Syringe

Facts About Antibiotics

Poison centers across the country handle thousands of calls every year about antibiotics. Sometimes, young children get into a bottle of the liquid and drink it. Other times, a patient may take the wrong dose or they save leftover antibiotics "just in case". Keep reading to learn our best facts about antibiotics.
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Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

Over-the-counter pain relievers are some of the most common calls to poison centers. What is the difference between acetaminophen and NSAIDs? How do you keep you and your family safe when using pain relievers? Keep reading to learn more!
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Vaping Has Changed

After more than a decade in the United States, vaping is more a part of popular culture than ever before, but there are several changes that are happening with vaping.
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