Navigation Links
Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids
Date:4/27/2010

Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says

TUESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new educational campaign to reinforce the importance of childhood vaccinations will be launched during National Infant Immunization Week, April 24 to May 1.

The program, called Protect Tomorrow, is designed to remind parents that without vaccinations, infants and children are at risk for contracting infectious diseases that can lead to hospitalization, disability and even death, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explained in a news release.

Even though the benefits of vaccination are well-documented, nearly one-quarter of children in the United States between the ages of 19 months and 35 months did not receive the recommended series of childhood vaccines in 2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Our goal for the campaign is to urge parents to get their children vaccinated today so they can have a healthy tomorrow," pediatrician Dr. Alanna Levine said in the news release.

Many young parents don't know how serious a threat diseases such as polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough and other childhood illnesses were in the past or that these diseases can re-emerge if parents don't immunize their children, the AAP noted.

"Each year, the recommended immunization schedule is reviewed and published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. It is critical that parents talk with their pediatricians and ensure their children are up-to-date with vaccinations so that children are protected and history does not repeat itself," Levine said.

The educational campaign -- which will include TV and radio public service announcements, along with online resources -- is supported by vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur.

More information

Here's where you can find more about the Protect Tomorrow campaign.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics, news release, April 27, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's Hank Kline Facility Opens the Alex Rodriguez Educational Center
2. King Launches Painbalance: Educational Initiative to Help Reduce the Burden of Pain
3. News brief: Childhood survivors of CNS cancers and leukemia have lowered educational attainment
4. Author John Gwynne Prosser II Offers "The Solution for Brain Injuries and Bankruptcies" With Free Educational Video Hosted by Google
5. CysticFibrosis.com Launches its New Educational Program KnowCF.com
6. Body-Jet Water-Assisted Liposuction Launched by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon: New Cosmetic Procedure to be Introduced at Free Educational Seminar
7. BetterInvesting Magazine Releases February Stock to Study and Undervalued Stock Choicesfor Investors Informational and Educational Use
8. Health Care Reform Update Free Educational Webinar
9. JCAHPO 2010 Educational Opportunities
10. Liver donations from living donors increase 42 percent after educational intervention
11. Ricoh Offers Free Educational Sessions to Healthcare Professionals Nationwide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... , ... Republicans in the United States Senate on Thursday released their ... Act. It differs significantly from the American Health Care Act, which the House passed ... the House will have to take up the Senate version as-is, if it passes. ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... With a heatwave currently bearing down on Northern California ... at the pool. Being swimsuit ready is easy with laser hair removal. , The ... can be a burdensome routine when all you want to do is get out, dive ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2017 , ... ... held in Erie, PA at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront and Erie Convention Center ... evidence based medicine experience, exhibits, a student quiz bowl, award and scholarship presentations, ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... Doorknobs are for convenience, deadbolts are for security. ... guard dog or having an alarm system installed. But unless there is a working ... Frenkel, owner of TX Premier Locksmith in Killeen, TX says: “In the majority of ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... , ... By scoring 100% for fiscal management and accountability, the Arthritis National ... evaluator, Charity Navigator, validating ANRF's work as a top charity in America. , This ... and earns ANRF a spot on their “ 10 Charities Worth Watching ” list ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)...   Responding to Heath Ledger,s father,s recent ... singer Chris Cornell in May, the mental health ... free online psychiatric drug side effects search ... psychotropic drug risks. The father of the ... accidental overdose, has called for tighter rules on prescription drugs. ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... Cincinnati location of Diplomat Specialty Infusion ... been awarded a Top Workplaces 2017 honor by ... on an employee survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research ... measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and ... ...
(Date:5/30/2017)... DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global digital health ... it will be presenting at the 7th annual LD Micro Invitational ... Raphael , CEO, of DarioHealth will be giving the presentation and ... June 6th & 7th, 2017 at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air ... space. About LD Micro LD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: