TITLE

ARE KIDS BEING UNDERIMMUNIZED?

AUTHOR(S)
Salmon, Daniel A.
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Oct2005, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the issue of vaccine safety in young children. Vaccines are very safe and effective. Parents should feel comforted knowing that the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics have both concluded that the MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism. Vaccines have to go through very rigorous clinical trials, and then the approval process of the FDA, which is stringent. Parents should be aware that there is a definite risk of an unvaccinated child contracting the disease. Unvaccinated children are more likely to contract measles than those kids vaccinated against it.
ACCESSION #
18514011

 

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