The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the updated 2015 immunization schedule for children and adolescents. The recommendations appear in the February 2015 issue of Pediatrics. You can read them on the CDC website.
While there are no changes this year, these schedules can be confusing. So it's a good time to review the various immunizations we recommend children get from birth through 18 years of age.
It's also a good time to encourage parents to follow the schedule. It's the best way to protect children from infectious diseases, including measles and influenza. There have been recent outbreaks of both diseases.
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