Immunization Awareness, part 1: Eradicating childhood diseases

Immunization Awareness, part 1: Eradicating childhood diseases

Children look forward to playing games, finger painting and making mud pies. The one thing no child looks forward to, however, is going to the doctor and getting a shot. Vaccinations in childhood are extremely important to prevent serious chronic and acute diseases. In the past few years significant controversy about vaccinations has arisen among parents and physicians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple medicine academies and the U.S. Services Preventive Task Force all highly recommend or require a strict pediatric vaccination schedule. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and a good time to review the vaccination recommendations for children. Read more