Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

Do Vaccinations Cause Autism? NO, And Here’s Why

Strange how history repeats itself In 1998, a British surgeon named Andrew Wakefield published a fraudulent research paper in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, suggesting that the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine was increasing autism in British children. Because a number of parents believed this now-discredited theory and chose not to immunize their children, an outbreak of measles occurred […]

Blog, Pediatrics

Guidelines For Keeping Your Child’s Vaccinations Up To Date

Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. That’s why at Westchester Health, we strongly believe in immunizations and strongly recommend giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) officially recommends immunizations as the safest […]

Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Teens

How To Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations Are Up To Date

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we strongly believe in the importance of immunizations and fully advise giving your child all recommended vaccines from birth until age 18. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. Most vaccine-preventable diseases are spread from person to person. When a person has been vaccinated for a particular […]

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3 Important Vaccines To Give Your Children

Here at Westchester Health, we firmly believe in immunizing your child against preventable diseases. Unquestionably, we feel that this is one of the best ways to keep children healthy and thriving. Practically no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations. In a recent blog, Dr. Peter Richel, one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians, discusses three vaccines you should especially be […]