Vaccinations help to prevent disease and to keep your family and the community healthy.
With stories in the news media linking autism to vaccines, some parents question their safety. But you can rest assured, says Randy Bergen, MD, a Kaiser Permanente pediatric infectious disease specialist: Hundreds of studies have investigated the vaccines, and the verdict is in that there’s no connection between vaccines and autism. Vaccines continue to be one of the most effective tools for preventing disease.
Some vaccines are even required for children entering certain grades in school. Take care of your kids’ immunizations today so they’re ready to start the new school year.
And while you’re making appointments, why not schedule your child’s sports physical? Appointment times can fill up quickly as the school year nears, so don’t wait until the last minute. Call your pediatrician’s office today to schedule your kids’ appointments.
If you have any questions, you can talk to your physician. We also offer online resources to help you learn more about recommended vaccines and when to get them.Back to top