Kids and Vaccinations

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.

With music by Pascal Parisot, Maati Baani, Jonathan Sprout, Joe West & The Santa Fe Revue, and the Alana Banana Band

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.

About the Author

Katie Stone

Katie Stone is the executive director and producer of The Children's Hour radio show and podcast. She started in radio when she was 15 years years old and believes that kids need to have a voice in broadcast media. Katie lives on a small solar powered farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico raising animals, food and kids with her husband.