Immunizations- What's Your Plan?
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|Thu, 01-17-2013 - 12:38pm|
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The standard vaccine schedule for young children in the United States is safe and effective, a new review says.
The report, issued Wednesday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the request of the U.S. , is the first to look at the entire vaccine schedule as opposed to just individual vaccines. The current vaccine schedule entails 24 vaccines given before the age of 2, averaging one to five shots during a single doctor visit.
"The committee found no evidence that the childhood immunization schedule is not safe," said Ada Sue Hinshaw, chair of the committee that produced the report and dean of the Graduate of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.
Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says- http://www.ivillage.com/childhood-vaccine-schedule-safe-report-says/6-a-515703
Have you had a chance to think about what you will do regarding immunizations and baby? BTDT mamas, did you follow the vaccine schedule recommended by your doctor?