Tis the season for the flu and colds, but some of the sicknesses that kids get can be prevented with vaccinations. Dr. William Dehority from UNM Pediatrics Division of Infectious Diseases educates us all about vaccinations. Why do we use vaccines, and what diseases do they prevent? How do they work? Are vaccinations safe and effective? Dr. Dehority explains the myths and rumors about vaccination.
Links & Curriculum
Dr. Dehority talked about the Center For Disease Control’s Vaccination page. Click here for that page.
Dr. Dehority also mentioned the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital Vaccine Education Center for more info.
UNM Pediatrics Division of Infectious Disease has more information.
Teachers and parents can use the free curriculum at the Vaccine Makers site with specialized lessons for elementary, middle and high school students.