In the wake of the recent release of the newest research disproving any connection between immunizations and autism, the newest recommendations for immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults was published in Pediatrics-Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. While not everyone is willing to change their position with regard to this highly-charged topic, it *is* important to remember all the lives that have been saved and continue to be saved via an aggressive policy of universal immunization. We've all seen the news reports each year that report the sad consequences of quickly spreading epidemics through communities that have rejected immunization with infants and children dying from preventable illnesses. For us, it's as close as Marin County just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.
Whatever you decide is the best course for your family, you need the most current information to make informed decisions. After all, knowledge is power! So, please be our guest and download this valuable PDF for your family medical files.
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules--United States, 2011 -- Committee on Infectious Diseases 127 (2) 387 -- Pediatrics
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