Given the current measles outbreak, vaccines are in the news a lot right now. And there’s plenty of debate over getting vaccinated; who needs to, when, and why?
We want to help you make the best decisions for your family. So with the help of Rebecca Madan, M.D., a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, N.Y., we’ve put together a vaccine cheat sheet of sorts. Here are the top 5 things you need to know about your child’s immunization schedule:
1. The schedule is updated.
Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in cooperation with the American Academy of Pediatrics, updates their schedule of recommended vaccinations, both for children birth through 6 years of age and for kids ages 7-18 years old...Read More