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By Alyson Sulaski Wyckoff, Associate Editor of AAP News
More than 350 medical, professional and advocacy organizations signed on to a letter drafted by the Academy to President Donald Trump expressing "unequivocal support" for the safety of vaccines.
The 28-page letter cites and abstracts more than 40 studies on vaccine safety and effectiveness. Co-signers of the Feb. 7 letter represent every AAP chapter along with state and national medical, research and advocacy groups, including the American Medical Association, the March of Dimes and Autism Speaks.
"Vaccines protect the health of children and adults and save lives," the letter states. "They prevent life-threatening diseases, including forms of cancer. Vaccines have been part of the fabric of our society for decades and are one of the most significant medical innovations of our time."
As the new administration takes shape, the Academy and others wanted to be on the record early to demonstrate strong support for vaccines and the recommended immunization schedule.
The letter points out that despite successes, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases still occur. "As a nation, we should redouble our efforts to make needed investments in patient and family education about the importance of vaccines ... to increase the rate of vaccination among all populations," the letter concludes. "Put simply: Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives."
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Learn more about vaccines with this video from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and their website for parents healthychildren.org.
Our Business office and appointment scheduling phone service will be closed on Monday, 1/23/17, from 9:30am to 2:00pm. The nurse advice lines will be open as usual. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Congratulations Dr. Marcia Charles-Mo and Dr. Tracy Evans-Ramsey for being named two of the Bay Area's Top Doctors. This list is based on peer recommendations (doctors recommending doctors) and can be found here.
by: Fernando Stein, M.D., FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Karen Remley, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., FAAP, CEO/Executive Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics
In response to news reports today suggesting a possible new federal commission on immunizations, the American Academy of Pediatrics reiterates that vaccines protect children's health and save lives. They prevent life-threatening diseases, including forms of cancer. Vaccines have been part of the fabric of our society for decades and are the most significant medical innovation of our time.
Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.
Claims that vaccines are linked to autism, or are unsafe when administered according to the recommended schedule, have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature. Delaying vaccines only leaves a child at risk of disease. Vaccines keep communities healthy, and protect some of the most vulnerable in our society, including the elderly, and children who are too young to be vaccinated or have compromised immune systems.
Pediatricians partner with parents to provide the best care for their children, and what is best for children is to be fully vaccinated. We stand ready to work with the White House and the federal government to share the extensive scientific evidence demonstrating the safety of vaccines, including the recommended schedule
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Richard Oken, MD, FAAP