My Favorite Websites
So what shots will my child receive from my office? Since vaccine schedules
change every year, the best place to look at is the CDC ACIP (Centers for
Disease Control Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) website at:
Are shots safe? Does it cause autism? Why do we need vaccines since we
don't see these diseases anymore? The Internet is full of misinformation about
the safety of vaccines. For scientific evidence on vaccine safety, these are my
My favorite book on vaccine hesitancy is by Dr. Paul Offit, who is a
vaccine expert in Philadelphia. This book is called Deadly Choices: How the
Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All.
Plan to go on a trip to a foreign country and want to stay healthy? Check
out this website for the latest recommendations: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
This is an excellent text support for moms who are expecting and for
children in their first year. It includes a text on prenatal care, signs and
symptoms of labor, nutrition, breastfeeding, safety, baby's development, and
more. Best of all, it is free!
To sign up, text BABY to
A Great Website for Parents
This is a website for parents
through my organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics. It's a great
website containing lots of information on development, healthy living, safety,
There is a neat tool that my academy is providing, called KidsDocSymptom
Checker. It is kind of like a pocket doctor, giving guidance on what to do if
your child is sick, when to call your doctor, or go to the emergency room. Of
course, it does not substitute from the real thing, so still call your doctor if
you are still worried. The website link is:
There is an iPhone app for $1.99 from the Apple App store called KidsDoc.
There is an Android version as well.
KIPC (Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition)
You can find out about KIPC through the State of Hawaii Department of Health's website. It's a great resource on car seat safety, safe sleep, teen driving, bicycle safety, water safety, poison prevention, suicide prevention, sports safety, and legislative issues. It's mission is "To Prevent and Reduce Injuries to Children of Hawaii." The thing I like about it is the calendar of free child safety seat check-ups around the island. To check out this website, click here.