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CDC Immunization Schedule 0-18 years

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General Sources for Pediatric Information

These sites on the internet are like textbooks, with both information on general health issues, prevention, and information on specific illnesses.

The American Academy of Pediatrics
This is the main page for the AAP, an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It includes general information related to child health and specific guidelines concerning a wide range of pediatric issues.

Kids Health presents a wealth of information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

A website devoted to a broad range of pediatric health topics.

KidsGrowth Handouts for Parents
Extensive resource of handouts for parents on a broad range of pediatric topics.

University of Michigan’s Pediatric Health Topics
An extensive and well-respected resource for a wide range of pediatric health topics, from C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

Up To Date – For Patients
A trusted source to learn more about medical conditions, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

A Minute for Kids – Audio shorts
American Academy of Pediatrics’ short audio clips for parents, on a broad range of valuable pediatric topics.

CDC Travel Health
Information for travelers and their health-care providers about vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human development

FDA Information on dubious health claims.

This section on vaccines has two sorts of information for you:

·         Standard vaccine schedules and information on individual vaccines, mostly from the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other reliable sources that we trust.

· Information for vaccine skeptics

For you skeptics, we would like you to understand our dilemma. As professionals, we are absolutely convinced of the value of vaccines, and we believe that most of the doubts about side effects have no validity. All of our clinicians are unanimous in this opinion. Our older, more experienced pediatricians know from personal experience how much healthier our children are, now that they can be protected from serious diseases that we have seen our own patients experience in decades past. All of our clinicians have given all the recommended vaccines to their own children, without exception. But at the same time, we see the same anti-vaccine publicity that you do, and we can understand how you can be worried and confused.

As your personal medical professionals, we want to give you our best advice. But your children are yours, not ours, and we respect your ultimate responsibility. So, we solve our dilemma not by compelling you to follow our advice (we can’t, anyway), and not by expelling you from the practice if you don’t accept our advice. Instead, we give you our best advice, we work with your concerns, and ultimately we follow your instructions.

Our advice is contained in the links we have here for you. If you are skeptical, or would like more information, please read these items, and then talk to us at your visits.

General Vaccine Information and Resources:

CDC – Immunizations Website – Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
This is the CDC’s main web page for vaccine information, for both healthcare professionals and patients, with links and current information related to all aspects of immunizations.

CDC – Immunizations – Information for Parents
This is the CDC’s web page for vaccine information for parents, a useful resource for all types of information about childhood vaccines

CDC Parents Guide to Immunizations
This is a 68-page booklet from the CDC on immunizations for children. It can be ordered or printed directly from this website.

American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Website
This is the AAP’s comprehensive vaccine resource website, for parents and healthcare professionals.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information for Families
This is the AAP’s vaccine resource page for parents, including information on the safety and importance of vaccines, as well as misconceptions, FAQs, and a wealth of other information.

Immunization Schedules
This is the CDC webpage on vaccine schedules, a useful resource for parents and clinicians.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
These are the patient handouts developed by the CDC which explain each of the vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a respected source of information on vaccines, and has developed this comprehensive vaccine resource website.

Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information for Heath Care Professionals
This is a comprehensive vaccine information site, designed for healthcare professionals but useful also for patients and parents.

Vaccinate Your Baby

A campaign launched by “Every Child by Two”, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations.
Information for skeptical parents:

The Problem With Dr. Bob’s Alternative Vaccine Schedule

This article reviews Dr. Sear’s book on alternative vaccine schedules, discussing the flaws in his logic, as well as misinformation contained in his book that may lead parents to make the wrong decisions for their children.

Cashing in On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears

This is a more thorough and detailed critique of Dr. Sears’ approach.

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses

This 2008 article by Gerber and Offit addresses parental concerns about vaccines, examining and discussing hypotheses about MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and multiple-vaccine administration.

Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety

This letter from the AAP addresses vaccine safety, autism, and other concerns.

Vaccine Safety – Mercury, Thimerosal and Vaccines
This is the CDCs statement and information page, explaining the safety of vaccines and addressing these concerns.

Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Information from the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Vaccines and Autism
From the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Flu Vaccine Myths and Realities
Assistant Surgeon General Dr. Anne Schuchat dispels myths about the H1N1 flu virus

Pediatric Health Topics.


Stop Bullying Now
Website for information about bullying.

Biting others

How to deal with Temper Tantrums

Sibling rivalry towards a new baby


Angry Kids

AAP Children’s Health Topics – Behavior and Mental Health
Information from the AAP to promote mental health and address children’s behavioral and mental health issues.

The following video, provided by The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, was developed to help you understand ADHD and what you can do about it.  Click here to view the video.

Using the potty and weaning from the bottle

Developmental Stages – AAP Children’s Health Topics
Information and resources from the AAP on childhood development from infancy through adolescence.

Sleeping through the night
Tips to help your baby learn to sleep throught the night

Positive Parenting

Toys for Children

Parent Hacks

Parenting advice from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Exercise and Sports

Sports Shorts – Sports health topics from AAP
Each article and handout examines a single sports-related condition and is designed for both physicians and parents – one side has information for the physician and the other side has information for the parent and patient.

Sports Medicine – Little League Pitching Guidelines
Pitching guidelines from AAP Sports Medicine site.

Encouraging fitness

Sports: making them healthy and safe

Preventing Childhood Obesity
Self-Help materials for preventing childhood obesity, from Highmark Blue Cross

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

Adding solid foods to your baby’s diet at 4 months.

Fiber in the diet

Iron intake: how to increase it

Vegetarians: diet recommendations

Vitamin D — New Recommendations

Calcium: contributing to your bone bank

Center for Science in the Public Interest


The American Dietetic Association

Health tips from the California AAP, 2007:

·         For Kids

·         For Parents

·         Para Ninos

·         Para Padres
Newborns and Infants

Dr. Shenkin’s Guide to a New Baby

The newborn’s rhythm in the first few months


Top 10 questions about newborns

Sleeping through the night
Tips to help your baby learn to sleep through the night

TeenHealth from Nemours is a comprehensive resource for teens, including health and wellness information

Website devoted to a broad range of teen health topics

Bayside teen handbook

Dealing with normal teen rebellion

The pelvic exam: what you should know


When Laching

When You’re Having Difficulty Nursing

Nutritious Snacks for Breastfeeding Mothers

How to tell whether your breastfeeding baby is getting enough milk

Good positions for breastfeeding

Breast Milk Collection

Breast care prevention and treatment of sore nipples

Breast Compression

Breastfeeding Tip Sheet
Dental Care

Teeth of Children

Educational Publications

CA Educational Data

 Contact Silicon Valley Medical Clinic, Milpitas CA at 408-945-0300 and make an appointment for any of your health concerns of your children and family.

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