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​​My Favorite Websites

 

Immunization Schedules

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:
 
 

Vaccine Hesitancy

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 favorite websites:
 
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.
 
 
 

Traveler's Health

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/.
 
 
 

Text4Baby

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 511411.
For more information, the website is http://www.text4baby.org/.
 
 

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, and immunizations.
 
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.

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​​KIPC (Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition)

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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​.