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National Immunization Week

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Since our founding in 1992, Pediatric Associates of Northern Kentucky has been a strong proponent of vaccines.  They are among the safest and most profoundly impactful interventions that we do in medicine.  Since the late 1990's there has been controversy about the safety of vaccines and a link to autism and/or other developmental disorders.  Over the last 10 to 20 years a number of studies and observations support the safety and effectiveness of vaccines:
  • prior to their release vaccines are often tested in animals, adults, and then children
  • each vaccine is tested by itself and then in conjunction with other vaccines
  • the immunization schedule we advocate is based on science - blood work and side effect tracking during the studies - alternate schedules have not been rigorously studied
  • in communities and countries where vaccine rates have dropped below 90% the diseases come back but the rate of autism/developmental disorders does not change (this has occurred with Measles and Pertussis in particular)
  • vaccines prevent illnesses that cause a range of problems such as airway infections, ear infections, meningitis, pneumonia, bloodstream infections (sepsis), paralysis, hearing loss, sterility, hospitalization, and death
If you want more information we recommend looking at the following websites and resources:
Finally, I would leave you with the following thought:  we recommend the same vaccines that we give our own children.  If enough people stop getting vaccinated, the general public is at risk.

We thank you for your confidence in us to help keep your kids healthy and safe!
Posted: 5/3/2018 11:35:45 AM by Graham Daugherty (RC) | with 0 comments