Immunization Alliance Endorses Call to Action
The concern for keeping immunization rates at adequate levels prompted the nation’s leading medical and advocacy groups to join forces to raise the public’s confidence in vaccines. The Immunization Alliance calls on policymakers, public health agencies, physicians, and the public to work together to preserve the health of the nation’s children through immunization.
Among the many requests, the Alliance asks physicians and other health care professionals to work closely with parents and patients to foster an understanding of the need for, and timing of, recommended vaccines, and to assess what is needed to earn or regain the trust of some parents.
The Alliance, made up of medical, public health, and parent organizations, met recently to discuss the increase in questions from parents about the value of and need for today’s childhood vaccines.
Read the complete press release on the American Academy of Pediatrics Web site.