Our Thoughts on Vaccines
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At KidsChoice we strongly believe that immunizations are essential to ensure the good health of your child and our community. Vaccines are felt to have saved more lives in the past century than any other medical treatment. Smallpox has been completely eradicated from the human population and the World Health Organization hopes to eradicate polio in the next decade.
Unfortunately, many parents choose not to vaccinate their children due to fears about vaccine safety. This leaves their children vulnerable and at risk to catch easily preventable serious childhood diseases. Many of these diseases are now becoming more prevalent again due to children being unvaccinated. Sadly, there have been several measles, mumps and pertussis outbreaks in the past few years resulting in numerous hospitalizations and deaths.
We understand that there have been sensational and conflicting news stories regarding vaccine benefits and risks. They may make it seem like there is a great health controversy over the benefits of vaccines. This is NOT true. The World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Practice, and the American Medical Association all strongly support the role of vaccines in keeping both individuals and our community healthy.
We always encourage parents to share their concerns and questions about vaccines or any healthcare issue with our staff. We are happy to discuss your concerns and provide you with any information you may need.
Some excellent vaccine resource links are listed below:
Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
Immunization Action Coalition: http://www.immunize.org/
National Network for Immunization Information: http://www.immunizationinfo.org/
Vaccine Education Center- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
History of Vaccines-College of Physicians of Philadelphia
PATH- Vaccine Resource Library