Several vaccines all at once provide better protection
On Thursday, Dr. Lyn Ranta of Children's Hospital spoke of the importance to check with your health care provider to make sure your vaccinations are up to date and those of your children.
As part of National Infant Immunization Week the Wisconsin Health Department sent out an advisory that said given this past winter's measles outbreak, vaccination has never been more important.
\"As we know from the measles outbreak, these diseases are real and they come roaring back in our communities with just a moment's notice,\" said Dr. Ranta. \"Even though you don't see all of these diseases often, it's still important to get all those recommended vaccines.\"
Dr. Ranta also brought up another study which just came out refuting any connection between neurological disorders and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine or any of the other vaccines or their preservatives.
Dr. Ranta urged frequent and frank discussions so people can learn more information. She also said parents have a right to ask their child's friends or classmates if they are vaccinated.
\"You know you need to protect your own child and have that involvement that you're protecting children who might not be vaccinated and vulnerable to disease.\"
The doctor said having multiple shots during the same doctor's visit doesn't create a bigger pain response in infants and children.
\"We know that giving them together gives you greater protection, great anti-body response.\"