This public service announcement (PSA) from the American Academy of Pediatrics contains a powerful message – a message that can have a real impact on our children and their future. The PSA reminds parents about the devastation of diseases of the not-so-distant past and urges them to talk with their pediatricians about immunizing their children so that history does not repeat itself.
The PSA features several people who tell their true stories of watching loved ones struggle with, and even succumb to, diseases that can now be prevented by vaccines.
These eyewitnesses want to tell today's parents to take advantage of one of the greatest advances in modern medicine – immunizations. Through these voices of wisdom and experience, the AAP wants to remind parents to vaccinate their children according to the recommended schedules.
Childhood Schedule (birth - 6 years)
Adolescent Schedule (7 - 18 years)
Catch-up Schedule (4 months - 18 years)
For more information on the AAP's Protect Tomorrow immunization campaign, click here.