Keeping track of changes in immunization recommendations is the best way to be certain that our patients receive maximal benefit.
The biggest change in this year's schedule is the addition of the seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
Many families feel that pediatricians just don't listen when they try to voice concerns about vaccines. Our recommendation: Identify each family's specific issues, target your response accordingly, and use a nonconfrontational approach. Time-consuming lectures on big subjects like immunology generally aren't needed.