Autism questions have been all around us lately. Please refer to the American Academy of Pediatrics Autism page for more information.
Please visit the American Academy of Pediatrics ADHD page to learn more about ADHD and your child’s symptoms.
Please refer to the American Academy of Pediatrics page on Obesity for more information. Be sure to measure your child’s body mass index too.
CDC guidelines for Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (Minimum age: 12 months for routine vaccination)
- Administer a 2-dose series of MMR vaccine at ages 12 through 15 months and 4 through 6 years. The second dose may be administered before age 4 years, provided at least 4 weeks have elapsed since the first dose.
- Administer 1 dose of MMR vaccine to infants aged 6 through 11 months before departure from the United States for international travel. These children should be revaccinated with 2 doses of MMR vaccine, the first at age 12 through 15 months (12 months if the child remains in an area where disease risk is high), and the second dose at least 4 weeks later.
- Administer 2 doses of MMR vaccine to children aged 12 months and older before departure from the United States for international travel. The first dose should be administered on or after age 12 months and the second dose at least 4 weeks later.
Ensure that all school-aged children and adolescents have had 2 doses of MMR vaccine; the minimum interval between the 2 doses is 4 weeks.
Looking for more information about a specific child or adolescent health issue that does not appear above? Try the American Academy of Pediatrics page at www.aap.org, a resource for parents that addresses over 900 pediatric issues.
Resources by Age
If you’re expecting or new to parenthood, the What to Expect series, is useful for expecting parents and those with newborns. Also for newborns, we recommend visiting the AAP Parenting Center for up to date information regarding your newborn’s health, safety and growth.
For adolescents, we recommend visiting this website with your teenager for help on teenage issues
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