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Why Kids Need Their Shots

Debunking the Myths of Childhood Vaccinations

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Why Kids Need Their Shots (3/21/2007)

Presentation transcript

Presentation video

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. What are the 13 vaccine-preventable diseases?
  2. What does a vaccination shot do?
  3. Why is "community immunity" so important?
  4. What happens when immunization rates drop?
  5. Is it dangerous to give multiple vaccinations at the same time?

Related Links

Immunization Initiatives (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Resources for parents and clinicians.

Questions and Concerns (Mayo Clinic)
A Mayo Clinic pediatrician addresses common questions and concerns about vaccines and immunizations for children.

Ensuring Vaccine Safety (FDA)
Describes how the FDA works to ensure vaccine safety

How Do Vaccines Work? (Children's Hospital of Philadelphiahild)
A simple explanation of how vaccines work to prevent the spread of disease.

Improving Immunization (American Medical Association)
Addressing racial and ethnic populations

En Español (Kidshealth)
Preguntas frecuentes sobre las inmunizaciones.

After the Shots . . . (Immunization Action Coalition)
What to do when it hurts.

When Parents Say No to Child Vaccinations (New York Times Health)
In this community 18% are unvaccinated.

History of Vaccines (Smithsonian National Museum of American History)
The concept of immunizaation has roots that go back to 200 B.C.

Teens and College Students (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Which shots do you need?

Links updated: 22 January 2009
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