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School Requirements. Documentary proof shall be provided of adequate age appropriate immunization with the prescribed number of doses of vaccine indicated below for attendance at a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school, child care center, nursery school, family day care home or developmental center.

School Requirements

Vaccines must be administered in accordance with the harmonized schedule of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Family Physicians and must be administered within spacing and age requirements (available HERE). Children vaccinated in accordance with either the current harmonized schedule or the harmonized catch-up schedules (including meeting all minimum age and interval requirements) are considered to be appropriately immunized for school attendance. (See “Supplemental Guidance for School-required Vaccines” for additional information.) Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or Tdap) - A minimum of 4 doses. Mom Whose Child Died After Catching Chicken Pox Advocates for Vaccines. Abby Peterson was just a few weeks shy of her sixth birthday in 2001 when she caught a severe case of chicken pox that made her so weak that she came down with pneumonia, her mother recalled.

Mom Whose Child Died After Catching Chicken Pox Advocates for Vaccines

Her little body couldn’t fight against two infections and after ten agonizing hours in the hospital, she died in her mother’s arms. Both chicken pox and pneumonia are preventable with vaccines, but Abby’s mom, Shannon Duffy Peterson, who lives in the rural area of Sleepy Eye, Minn., said her pediatrician steered her away from vaccinating her daughter. Vaccine Hesitancy Tweet Chat Today at 1 p.m. To the Parent of the Unvaccinated Child Who Exposed my Family to Measles - Kid Nurse. This is a guest post written by a fellow pediatric provider in our local healthcare community here in Arizona.

To the Parent of the Unvaccinated Child Who Exposed my Family to Measles - Kid Nurse

I was extremely saddened to read of his children’s recent exposure to measles due the Disneyland outbreak. To read about my journey leaving the anti-vaccination movement, click here. To the parent of the unvaccinated child who exposed my family to measles, I have a number of strong feelings surging through my body right now. We Learned the Hard Way - Voices For Vaccines. I’m writing this from quarantine, the irony of which isn’t lost on me.

We Learned the Hard Way - Voices For Vaccines

Emotionally, I’m a bit raw. Mentally, a bit taxed. The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic. Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement.

The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic

(H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014. A couple of manifestations stand out. Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism Concerns. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that is caused by differences in how the brain functions.

Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism Concerns

People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in different ways. Recent estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network found that about 1 in 68 children have been identified with ASD in communities across the United States. CDC is committed to providing essential data on ASD, searching for causes of and factors that increase the risk for ASD, and developing resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible.

There is no link between vaccines and autism. Some people have had concerns that ASD might be linked to the vaccines children receive, but studies have shown that there is no link between receiving vaccines and developing ASD. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Emerging Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers. Measles has made a comeback, at least in New York City, where as many as 19 cases have been confirmed.

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Emerging Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers

New York City isn’t an anomaly, though. Diseases that are and have been avoidable in the U.S. thanks to vaccines, are resurfacing all across the country. Anti-Vaccination Movement Causes a Deadly Year in the U.S. Disease outbreaks have killed millions of people, and scientists have spent generations developing ways to save those in jeopardy.

Anti-Vaccination Movement Causes a Deadly Year in the U.S.

Still, many people don’t think it’s a good idea to protect themselves or their children from preventable diseases, and choose to forego vaccinations. Even in 2013, the anti-vaccination movement continues to leave the door open to outbreaks of diseases that have been all but eradicated by modern medicine. These diseases include measles, polio, whooping cough, and more. In Pakistan, polio remains an epidemic because the Taliban has banned aid workers from vaccinating children. Vaccines bring 7 diseases under control. Two hundred years after the discovery of vaccine by the English physician Edward Jenner, immunization can be credited with saving approximately 9 million lives a year worldwide.

Vaccines bring 7 diseases under control

A further 16 million deaths a year could be prevented if effective vaccines were deployed against all potentially vaccine-preventable diseases. So far only one disease, smallpox, has been eradicated by vaccines, saving approximately 5 million lives annually. Polio could be next. Autism: definition of autism in Oxford dictionary (American English) Vaccine: definition of vaccine in Oxford dictionary (American English)