Some of us assume that the vaccines we received as kids cover us for the rest of our lives. That can be true for some vaccinations, but you should also know:
The best place to start is with your doctor. We make it really convenient to see a doctor who can sit with you and recommend the vaccinations you might need, based on your profile and your history. It’s all about making sure you’re covered.
Here are some links to information about recommended shots from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’d love to discuss these more when you come and visit us.
A respected medical journal, The Lancet, published a study by Andrew Wakefield that claimed links between the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism as well as inflammatory bowel disease. A large number of celebrities joined the anti-vax movement, and it all led to a decline of MMR vaccination in both the US and UK, which corresponded to a rise in measles and mumps.
And it was all a myth.
Researchers were unable to duplicate Wakefield’s results and It turned out that he had undisclosed financial conflicts of interest and falsely manipulated data. Following charges, Wakefield was barred from practicing medicine in the UK and The Lancet fully retracted the original article showing links between MMR and autism.
It all goes to show that we should never take for granted something so simple yet so important to our health. And we’re here to give you the facts on vax.