July / August 2015
By Dr. Ragini Miryala
In just a few short months, there will be a mad dash to get children vaccinated for the beginning of a new school year. Some kids will be entering kindergarten, while others will be going off to college. For many families, getting their children immunized will seem like a chore – making appointments, waiting in doctor’s offices, the looming deadlines to make sure kids won’t be denied entry into school. As we go through these minor inconveniences, let us take a moment to be grateful that our children are protected from diseases that once took the lives of thousands.