Back-to-School Immunizations

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Transcript of interview with Dr. Lisa Simpson, a pediatrician and deputy director of AHRQ.

Audio News Release Transcript

NARRATOR: It's back-to-school time again. And that means it's time to consider your children's health as well as school clothes and supplies. Each year, many children get sick from diseases that could have been prevented by the proper immunizations. A free child health booklet from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or AHRQ, can help you keep track of what shots your children should get and when. Dr. Lisa Simpson is a pediatrician and deputy director of AHRQ...

DR. SIMPSON: "Proper immunizations are an important way to keep your children healthy by preventing measles, chickenpox, hepatitis and other diseases. With school starting, parents and families need to make sure that their children are up to date on their shots. The child health guide can help you discuss this, and other important health issues, with your child's doctor."

NARRATOR: Ask your clinician which immunizations your children need. For a free copy of the child health guide, call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295. That's 1-800-358-9295.

Page last reviewed December 2002
Internet Citation: Back-to-School Immunizations. December 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.