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"My mom and I went to the 2006 9Health Fair at Aims Community College in Greeley, CO. I hadn't been feeling well so my sister-in-law urged me to go.We went on a Sunday, and that Tuesday I got a call from a nurse who informed me that my thyroid level was less than .01 and that I needed to contact my doctor. I did so right away and had further tests run. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and through additional tests, learned that I was suffering from Graves’s disease. Had I not gone to the 9Health Fair, I believe I still would have been seeking help. I am feeling so much better and on the way to recovery. Thank you 9Health Fair staff and volunteers!!!"

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Immunizations

9Health Topic of the Month for August 2010: Immunizations

Why Immunize? (provided by www.vaccinateyourbaby.org)

Simply put, vaccines save lives. You have the power to protect your baby from dangerous illnesses like measles, tetanus and hepatitis. Being a parent is a big responsibility, and the best thing you can do for your child’s health is to learn the facts so that you can make the best choices.

Thanks to our nation’s successful vaccination program, parents today have been spared witnessing the devastating effects of many diseases. Polio, for example, paralyzed millions of children worldwide before the vaccine was created.  In the U.S. and the world, measles infects nearly 23 million people each year. In 2005, measles killed about 345,000 people (311,000 of which were children under the age of five).

Diseases such as hepatitis, whooping cough and measles can still infect children that are not protected. In fact, each year the press publishes stories of disease outbreaks in undervaccinated communities across the United States. We are currently experiencing the highest whooping cough rates in decades.

Claims have been made over the years regarding the safety of some routine childhood vaccines suggesting that they are the cause of disorders such as autism. Top researchers from around the world have investigated each of these claims and concluded that vaccines do not cause autism or any other chronic disorders.

Preventing Disease

Vaccines have become essential tools in preventing previously devastating, widespread disease by significantly reducing the childhood infection rates.

Protecting Public Health

When the children in your community are vaccinated, they aren’t the only ones who are protected. They’re also doing their part to keep your child healthy and to help stop the spread of disease in your community.

History of Disease Eradication

Active vaccination programs have helped to reduce, or in some cases virtually eliminate, the threat of some of the most dangerous childhood diseases.

 

What Immunizations Do You Need?

Take the quiz below from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to find out!

 

Adult and Child Recommended Immunization Schedules:

 

Additional Child Immunization Schedule Resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics

 

State of Colorado Immunization Requirements from the National Network for Immunizations:

 

Additional Immunization Resources from the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition:

 

Questions about the Influenza Immunization?  See the article below from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

 

9NEWS Immunization Spot:

 

 

 

 

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