Did you know that measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox are still infecting children in our country today?
These illnesses and their complications can be very serious and in rare cases even cause death. For this reason, medical researchers are working to develop more efficient and widely available methods to vaccinate children.
As a parent, it is normal to want the best for your child. And pediatric care may be a subject of concern. But thanks to vaccines, the once very common child- hood diseases like polio are less likely to occur. Although no vaccine is 100% safe or effective, the Center for Disease Control upholds vaccines at the highest standard of safety. Years of testing and appro- val from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are required by law before vaccine use. Vaccines guard against in- fections and diseases that may lead to death such as:
For 18 years, the decision for your child’s well-being is in your hands. Out of concern for his/her safety, make sure your vaccine decisions are supported by reliable, accurate and current information.
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