Pediatricians recommend childhood vaccines

December 29, 2008 6:13:25 PM PST
If you are waiting to have your kids vaccinated, don't.

At least that is the advice of The American Academy of Pediatrics which released an updated schedule for childhood vaccines Monday.

The biggest change: a yearly flu shot is recommended for every child at least 6-months-old.

Doctors also recommend giving children a second dose of the Rota virus vaccine to protect them against the leading cause of severe diarrhea.

A special article by the academy also reinforces the safety and importance of inoculating children.