• Ask Bassett - Adult and Pediatric Immunizations

    Allergy & Immunology

    October 13, 2015

    There are a lot of misconceptions that exist today about vaccines and vaccine safety. Primary care provider Barbara Davies from Bassett's Andes Health Center recently addressed some questions from readers of The Daily Star.

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