The changing world of childhood immunizations

Graville, Iris
July 2010
Exchange (19460406);Jul/Aug2010, Issue 194, p14
The article focuses on the changes in childhood immunizations in the U.S. It mentions that vaccines work by producing the same antigens that causes the disease so that the immune system could produce antibodies against them so when actual diseases occur the antibodies are already available. It notes that children in group care setting plays an important role in promoting health and preventing illness in young children. It cites strategies on keeping records in immunization including reviewing and updating immunizations, offering information regarding required immunizations and coordinating with state immunization program.


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