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Free Resources Designed to Help Docs Communicate With Parents About Immunizations
Materials Result of Joint Effort by CDC, AAFP, AAP
By News Staff
Physicians also can sign up for e-mail updates as new resources are added to the Web page.
In a joint letter to be included in the mailings, the CDC, AAFP and AAP said the resources are intended to help providers
- stay up-to-date on vaccine safety topics;
- strengthen communication and trust between physicians and parents; and
- share with parents up-to-date, easy-to-use information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Materials in the mailing that also are available online include
- "Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants," a four-page document that discusses how to address parental concerns about immunizations, including side effects, adverse events and autism;
- "Understanding MMR Vaccine Safety," (2-page PDF; About PDFs) which covers the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and includes a question-and-answer piece, a brief summary of studies that have refuted any link between the vaccine and autism, and immunization recommendations;
- "If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities," (2-page PDF; About PDFs) a two-page handout for parents that covers the risks of not vaccinating children and the steps parents should take to protect an unvaccinated child, family member and others;
- "Measles," (2-page PDF; About PDFs) a two-page handout for parents that describes symptoms of the disease and the benefits and risks of vaccination.
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