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Time for back-to-school vaccinations PDF Print E-mail

By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican

As the school year nears, pediatricians’ offices and clinics swell with children and conscientious parents making sure their kids get back-to-school vaccinations.
Getting children vaccinated and making sure their shots are up-to-date will protect them for a lifetime, urge medical experts.
“Vaccinations are important public health measures that prevent the spread of deadly infectious diseases like meningitis, measles and polio,” says Judith S. Palfrey, MD, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Studies show modern vaccines are effective and safe.”
This year alone, vaccines will prevent 33,000 deaths and 14 million infections.

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