The Vaccinations Debate: A Pediatrician’s Third Point of View
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The polarizing debate on childhood vaccinations continues to cause confusion and anxiety amongst parents. Recent news stories and outbreak scares have given mixed messages:
- Reports of whooping cough infant deaths in California leads to legislation for mandatory pertussis vaccinations for all schoolchildren.
- Researchers find no link between vaccines and autism, but parents of children with claims of vaccine injury remain unconvinced.
- Recent California legislation makes HPV and Hepatitis B vaccinations accessible to twelve-year old children without a parent’s consent.
As a consequence, parents who have chosen an alternative vaccine schedule have found themselves accused of being irresponsible and in some cases turned away from pediatric practices. The debate has pitted parents against the American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC and their own doctor.
To educate parents and provide answers to questions surrounding the vaccination issue, Childcare Media LLC (http://www.childcaremedia.com/) has released “Vaccinations? A Parent’s Guide to Decision Making,” presented by nationally recognized pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon. In this 105 minute streaming webinar, Dr. Gordon speaks directly to parents – explaining the current research, protocols and other factors that have impacted our national immunological approaches. He discusses the personal, medical and public health issues surrounding vaccinations, the on-going debate on vaccine safety and how to assess an appropriate course for the family – empowering parents to make the best possible healthcare decisions for their individual child.
“Being anti-vaccination is like being anti-car,” says Dr. Gordon, “the problem is the way we vaccinate. I believe in a judicious approach to vaccinations and that every parent has a right to be involved in the decision.”
(Webinar available at: http://childcaremedia.com/welllovedbaby/store-2)
Jay Gordon MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM – a pediatrician in private practice in Santa Monica for 30 years is one of the most respected family medicine practitioners in the nation, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on the teaching and attending faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA assistant clinical professor of pediatrics, lecturer, book author, television/radio commentator and internationally recognized in the areas of pediatric nutrition and parenting.
CHILDCARE MEDIA LLC is an educational publishing company distributing pediatric and family healthcare information for parents and caregivers.
SOURCE Childcare Media LLC