From the Editor... This issue has a lot of information
on immunizations—a topic we dis-
or dying from whooping cough.
There’s a reason why measles,
cuss in almost every issue. That’s mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and
This is the third double issue of because immunizations are such an many other “childhood diseases”
Pediatrics for Parents and the re- important topic. There is too much are called preventable.
sponse has been great. You have misinformation about immuniza-
told me you like the bigger issues, tions that passed off as fact. Immunizations work and keep chil-
each with a greater number of ar- dren healthy. Don’t be fooled by
ticles. A few of you have told me Yes, there are risks to immuniza- misinformation and falsehoods.
you miss receiving an issue every tions—but the risks from the dis-
month. My long-term goal is to go