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Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses: Part 1

We shouldn’t have to know how to recognize them, but…

We need to be familiar with how vaccine-preventable illnesses present, the basics of management, and how to talk with the misinformed or unconvinced.

Please listen to the Podcast for details; below are the supplemental visual associations and references.  

All images courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.  Used with permission.

Routine U.S. Immunization Schedule, 2017

Hepatitis B







Next — Vaccine Preventable Illnesses: Part Two

This post and podcast are dedicated to Mike Patrick, MD, FAAP for his tireless education for patients, families, and fellow clinicians.  Find his fantastic PediaCast here.  Thanks, Dr Mike!

Selected References

Brenzel L et al. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. In: Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., eds. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford. 2006.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vaccines and Immunizations

Hinmann AR et al. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, Immunizations, and MMWR, 1961-2011. Centers for Disease Control. 2011.

Omer SB et al. Vaccine Refusal, Mandatory Immunization, amd the Risk of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. NEJM. 2009; 361(19):1981-1988.

Phadke VK et al. Association Between Vaccine Refusal and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States. JAMA. 2016; 315(11):1149-1158.

Roush SW et al. Historical Comparisons of Morbidity and Mortality for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States. JAMA. 2007; 298(18)”2155-2163.

World Health Organization: Vaccines