Archive | June, 2013

Our children are so much better off than we were …

5 Jun

How many of us have heard stories of older generations of their family dying from pertussis, measles, chicken pox, diphtheria, polio?  I know my mom’s sister died from diphtheria, and my mom and her brother were lucky to survive.

I came across an article, written by a retired pediatrician, talking about how much vaccines have changed life in his 57 year career.  I agree – millions of lives have been saved.  I just am concerned with one of his statements — he should be firmer on making sure parents immunize according to the CDC published schedule.  It works, and a revised schedule puts others in danger.

Your thoughts?

If you think today’s world can be a perilous place for children, imagine life in the 1950s.