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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. 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. ET “I asked for them and my doctor talked me out of it,” Duffy Peterson recalled.

Duffy Peterson said that she wishes she had questioned the doctor’s recommendations more forcefully. Since Abby’s death, Duffy Peterson has become a pro-vaccine crusader, speaking before the Minnesota legislature and helping to pass laws requiring childhood immunization in the state. 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. Towards my family, I am feeling extra protective like a papa bear. 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. 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 ingredients do not cause autism.

Between 1999 and 2001, thimerosal was removed or reduced to trace amounts in all childhood vaccines except for some flu vaccines. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Emerging Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers. 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. They say they fear that vaccination efforts are simply a ruse meant to disguise espionage. But it’s not just militants abroad who are endangering public health by skipping out on vaccinations. 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. Over 80% of the world's children are now being immunized against the polio virus, and the annual number of cases has been cut from 400,000 in 1980 to 90,000 in the mid-1990s. If the year 2000 goal of eradicating polio is achieved, the United States will be able to save the $270 million a year that is currently spent on polio vaccination. Autism: definition of autism in Oxford dictionary (American English) Vaccine: definition of vaccine in Oxford dictionary (American English)