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2011-10-16 21:45:48

O. Marion Burton, MD, FAAP, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will address attendees at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday,Oct. 15, 2011, at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. Dr. Burton will outline AAP efforts to advance its agenda for children and reflect on his year as AAP president. In his talk, Dr. Burton will focus on maintaining the advances made, while not losing ground as budget cuts threaten to dismantle prior successes. Hard-won victories...

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2008-09-19 13:00:00

Public confidence in the safety of vaccines is at a low, and a new coalition of 22 major medical groups says that needs to be restored to avoid risks for deadly disease outbreaks in the United States. The Chicago-based American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and 20 more of the nation's most influential health-related groups released the strong message Thursday. The recent concern stems from a rash of measles outbreaks in several U.S. cities.In August, health officials...

2008-09-19 09:00:08

By Associated Press CHICAGO -- A new coalition of 22 major medical groups says public confidence in vaccine safety needs to be restored to avoid risks for deadly disease outbreaks. Thursday's message comes from the Chicago-based American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and 20 more of the nation's most influential health-related groups. Their concern stems from recent measles outbreaks in several U.S. cities. Last month, health officials said 131 children had...

2008-09-18 15:00:37

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Immunization Alliance, which comprises the groups listed below, sets forth the following Call to Action for public health organizations, government, health care professionals, the media and the public. What the Alliance commits to: -- We commit to continued partnerships with policy makers to ensure that: -- children receive recommended immunizations on time (according to the schedule of the Centers for Disease Control...

2008-09-18 15:00:37

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concerns about keeping immunization rates at adequate levels have prompted the nation's leading medical and advocacy groups to join together 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. The Alliance, which is made up of medical, public health and parent...

2008-09-04 18:00:02

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Amy Pisani of Every Child By Two, +1-202-277-7587, amyp@ecbt.org Measles outbreaks highlight importance of adhering to recommended immunization schedule WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced the latest results from the National Immunization Survey. National immunization rates have remained at record high levels, rising in the past year to 77.4%. Despite this high coverage, recent...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every Child By Two (ECBT) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are launching a new campaign with actor Amanda Peet to urge parents to immunize their children against vaccine-preventable diseases. The new "Vaccinate Your Baby" campaign will address misperceptions about vaccines that cause confusion among parents and put children at risk. "When I was pregnant with my daughter Frankie, I had all kinds of questions, including ones about...


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