Friday, June 17, 2011

Fact Friday: Interesting Data about immunizations

Childhood Diseases Return as Parents Refuse VaccinesUSA

(Published yesterday, in USA today)Today (06/15/11) Szabo, Liz The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the 152 confirmed cases of measles reported so far this year mark the biggest outbreak in 15 years. Health officials and health care providers are concerned about the return of measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, such as mumps, whooping cough, and Hib, as 40 percent of parents admit skipping or delaying their children's vaccines. Experts say vaccines have done a good job in wiping out these diseases, but some parents have become lax because they have never experienced or witnessed the consequences of these illnesses, all of which can be fatal, and do not understand they are putting the lives of other children, not just their own, at risk. In response, celebrities, such as ice skater Kristi Yamaguchi, actress Amanda Peet, and race car driver Jeff Gordon are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated.

Thank you Dr Lynch for this article! The doctors at Willow Creek encourage vaccinations but if you have any questions, please contact your doctor to help you make an informed decision. For more information Click here

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