For more information or updates, check out http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/
Who Makes the Immunization Schedule?
The recommended immunization schedule is made by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Three times a year, a group of vaccine experts, scientists, doctors, and public health professionals come together to discuss vaccines and immunizations for children, adolescents, and adults. When creating their recommendation for each vaccine and age group, the ACIP considers:
- Safety and effectiveness of the vaccine for specific ages
- Severity of the disease prevented by the vaccine
- Incidence of the disease without the vaccine
- Vaccine’s ability to boost immunity to the disease
In addition to the CDC approval, the recommendations of the ACIP are also approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
FamilyCare of Kent is 100% Pro-Vaccine
Diseases like measles, mumps, chickenpox, whooping cough, polio, and rubella are spread through air, causing serious problems like pneumonia, meningitis, deafness, paralysis, and death. These diseases can be prevented by vaccinating your child. We strongly encourage parents to give their children ALL recommended vaccines.
FamilyCare of Kent is here to answer your questions regarding the safety or side effects of vaccines, or the immunization schedule above. If you or your child needs to catch up on vaccines, we’ll be happy to get you up to date.
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