The above script is part of the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) radio series 'A Minute for Kids,'
which airs weekdays on WBBM-AM in Chicago, IL.
there was a magic potion that would protect your child from deadly
diseases, a potion proven to be effective and safe, wouldn’t you jump at
the chance to give it to him? Immunization is that magic potion. Yet
there are parents in the United States who still don’t want their child
immunized. Without immunizations, your child can catch infections that
cause high fever, coughing, choking, breathing problems, brain injury
and death. These illnesses can leave your child deaf, blind, or
paralyzed. Childhood immunizations have reduced most of these diseases
to very low levels in the United States. However, some of these
diseases are still common in other parts of the world and travelers can
bring them into this country. Parents who fear that immunizations may
harm their children need to look at this fact: immunization has saved
more children’s lives than any other medical advance. For more
information on vaccines, visit www.cispimmunize.org.