Posts for: June, 2019
Most . Make sure you and your loved ones are protected against measles before international travel.
On June 21st pediatricians were promoting a national campaign from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Brady United entitled Asking Saves Kids. It's never too late to ask this question even after June 21.
Please ASK one question that can change your child’s life when your child plays in your home or over at someone's residence:
Measles Cases and Outbreaks
Measles outbreaks in the United States are ongoing. For data as of June 13,
visit Measles Cases and Outbreaks.
sure you and your loved ones are protected before you travel internationally.
Visit Measles: For Travelers.
After international travel: Watch for measles
Today I listened to a one hour Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics about imminent guidelines for proof of receipt of immunization against Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine at age 16 hears on entry to the 11th grade in high school. Parents should expect to hear or have heard about this updated requirement. The school system has about 14 months to effect procedure to make this a reality by August of 2020.
At the end of the medical presentation, Jamie Shanbaum, shared her personal story of Meningococcal illness when she was 20 years old in college in Texas. All parents should hear her experience in her own words. I hope to attach an MP3 file of her talk in the near future. Meanwhile her is her story on her web page, http://www.thejamiegroup.org/
The Meningococcal ACWY vaccine is offered at age 11 years and needs a booster at age 16 for protection against this rapidly invasive bacteria with serious debilitating or fatal consequences from illness that can occur in highschool and college.
CDC Vaccine Information Sheets: