TITLE

Preventing Chicken Pox

PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Sep2004, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that in 1995, the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending the varicella, or chicken pox, vaccine that can be given to all children between 12 and 18 months of age. Prior to the vaccine's availability, an average of 50 otherwise healthy children died each year from chicken pox and related complications. Today, 20 states require children to get the vaccine before they can enter childcare or preschool. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is particularly active in promoting the benefits: The vaccine has prevented childhood deaths, lessened the risk of complications, reduced the number of missed school days, and decreased the danger for people who can't be vaccinated.
ACCESSION #
14380524

 

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