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Fox Radio Tour: January 24, 2013:  How big of a risk are unvaccinated children in the United States?

NEARLY HALF OF US CHILDREN RECEIVE VACCINATIONS LATE OR REMAIN UNVACCINATED

Every year, parents are required to make sure their children are up-to-date on all of the necessary vaccinations – and some children are not allowed back to school unless they have not been properly immunized.  However, a new trend on the rise has many parents deviating from the recommend vaccine schedule – or simply disregarding it altogether.  According to a new study from the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research, 49 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 24 do not receive all of the recommended vaccinations or do not get vaccinated at all.  The current recommended immunization schedule – which includes vaccines for hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and more – was set in place by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) and details the ages at which children should receive specific shots.  Some vaccines are often grouped together and administered all at once during one doctor’s visit.  Many medical experts argue that when it comes to vaccination effectiveness, there needs to be a level of “herd immunity” – the idea that contagious diseases can be disrupted or almost eradicated if large portions of the population are immune, stopping infections from spreading.  But, many parents are fearful that too many vaccines given at one time could overwhelm the child’s immune system, or the ingredients of the vaccines could produce long-term side effects.  

Dr. Gwenn joined the following stations to discuss this important issue.

WSYR Syracuse, NY

0713AM ET
WJBO Baton Rouge, LA

0810AM ET
WOC Davenport, IA

0820AM ET
WERC Birmingham, AL

0833AM ET
WILM Wilmington, DE

0849AM ET
WILS Lansing, MI

0900AM ET

 

WFSX Fort Meyers, FL

0915AM ET

 

WGY Albany, NY

0925AM ET
WSJK Champagne, IL

0935AM ET
WDRC Hartford, CT

0950AM ET
KURV McAllen, TX

1005AM ET

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2012 CyberSafe US Radio Tour on internet safety and Facebook under 13 issue:

Wednesday, June 13th/ 

7:05 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. Live Eastern

THE FRANK TRUATT MORNING SHOW

WTBQ RADIO/ NYC, Orange County NY and Northern New Jersey

 

Monday, June 25th

11:30 a.m. to 11:46 a.m. Live Eastern

FRANKIE BOYER LIFESTYLE SHOW

Syndicated on the Lifestyle Talk Radio Network

Tuesday, June 26th - 

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Taped Eastern

IT’S YOUR TURN

WISRADIO/Pittsburgh Pa

Wednesday, June 27th 

10:07 a.m. to l0:30 a.m. Live Eastern

STEVE HEXOM MORNING SHOW

KBUR RADIO/Des Moines, Davenport, Iowa

 

Wednesday, June 27th

11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Taped Eastern

END OF THE ROAD MORNING SHOW

WELY fm/Duluth, Ely, MN

Thursday, June 28th

10:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Live Eastern

JIM ENGSTER SHOW (NPR)

Louisiana State Radio Network

 

Tuesday, July 3rd

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Taped Eastern

THE MORNING NEWS

WLTP AM/Columbus, Ohio and West Virginia Region

Monday, July 9th 

8:40 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Live Eastern

CHARLIE AND ERNIE IN THE MORNING

WVMT RADIO/Burlington, Colchester, Vermont

 

Monday, July 9th

9:15 a.m. to 9:24 a.m. Live Eastern

CHUCK KRAMER’S MORNING SHOW

WEAG RADIO/Jacksonville, Starke, Florida

 

Monday, July 9th 

11:30 a.m. to 12Noon Live Eastern

IT’S YOUR LIFE

WEGP AM 1390/Portland, Presque Isle, Maine

 

Tuesday, July 10th

9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Live Eastern

THE #1 MORNING SHOW

KWGN FM/Minneapolis/St. Paul MN

 

Tuesday, July 10th

10:00 a.m. to l0:15 a.m. Taped Eastern

IT’S YOUR HEALTH RADIO

WUML RADIO/Boston, Lowell, Ma

 

Wednesday, July 11th

9:15 a.m. to 9:28 a.m. Live Eastern

THE DIANE JONES SHOW

KLPW RADIO/St. Louis, Missouri

 

Monday July 16th

8:25 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Live Eastern

BREAKFAST NOOK

WGET RADIO/Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Pa. & Parts of Ohio

 

Wednesday, September 12th

8:05 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Live Eastern

WFLO AM & FM/Richmond, VA

 

2010-2011 Radio Appearances

Dr. Gwenn on Health Radio: 2010-present

  • Cyberbullying
  • iPhones and Toddlers
  • YouTube and Social Networking Sites
  • Internet Safety and Monitoring
  • What parents should know about sexting
  • Internet Safety for Parents

For Your Ears Only (Wide distribution US and Hong Kong: April 3, 2011

FoxRadio Affiliate US Tour plus Mitch Albom Show and ABC Radio Australia on AAP Social Media Report:  March 29, 2011

11o0 WCCM: Workday Cafe Show, CyberSafe Discussion; Massachusetts, November 22, 2010

  • click here to listen (CyberSafe interview 25minutes into the show)

Boston Life, Magic 106.7, Boston, MA: October 31, 2010

KSRO Radio 1350 AM: Don’t Kick a Ginger, Facebook Bullying: November 25, 2009