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  1. Parent's Guide to Vaccinations (U.S. News)
      "The vaccine schedule that most pediatricians follow, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, takes a one-size-fits-all approach since that's what's best for protecting the population at large. Many parents, though, are searching for a schedule that allays their safety concerns, says pediatrician Robert Sears, author of The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child." 02-09

Papers
  1. -A History of Vaccines (CNN News)
      "Before the term 'vaccination' was coined, millions died every year from infectious diseases such as smallpox, tuberculosis and yellow fever. But the birth of immunology brought with it cures for some of the world's most deadly diseases. Click through the gallery to see who is credited with developing these life-saving vaccines...." 05-13

  2. -India Wipes Out Polio (World.Time.com)
      "People used to say that ridding India of polio simply couldn’t be done. The virus has used the subcontinent as an incubator for centuries, and some experts argued that the slow process of vaccinating every child could never outpace the rapid transmission of the disease. Happily, they were wrong. Teaming up with groups like Rotary International, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization (WHO), the Indian government launched yearly national vaccination drives carried out by millions of volunteers and, eventually, backed up by sophisticated disease-surveillance and population-monitoring systems. In 2002, there were 1,600 polio cases in India. By 2009, there were 741. Today, there are none." 01-14

  3. Immunization Guide (CDC)
      Provides a guide to immunizations, including a guide to different shots and a schedule for immunizations.

  4. Immunizations (Minnesota Department of Health)
      Provides immunization information. Includes Influenza, Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, Hib, Polio, Varicella, Rotavirus, DTaP, and Td. 1-04

  5. Immunizations Issues and Recommendations (Immunization Action Coalition)
      "The Coalition promotes physician, community, and family awareness of, and responsibility for, appropriate immunization of all children and adults against all vaccine-preventable diseases." 5-00.

  6. Immunizations Issues and Recommendations (World Health Organization)
      Provides recommendations for vaccinations, technical information on 23 vaccines, traveler's health care, and more. 5-00.

   
   


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