“Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases can have on a child, a family, or community. Thanks to vaccines, many of these diseases are not common in the U.S., but they persist around the world. That’s why we need to remind parents that immunizations are still the best way to protect their children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases and to continue to encourage parents to follow CDC’s recommended immunization schedule. We also need to provide parents with resources to meet their information needs about diseases and vaccines.”
Go to www.pkids.org or the CDC’s new vaccines for children website!