One very important step in ensuring the health of any child is to make sure he or she receives immunizations at the correct time.
Whether it's a childhood MMR vaccine or an adolescent pertussis booster, these simple procedures can save lives – and AAP is here to answer any questions you may have about childhood immunization.
There is a new schedule for immunizations that includes several changes.
The major vaccine schedule changes from last year include the administration of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to adolescents.
This recommendation is in response to the increasing number of pertussis cases nationally.