Dr. Dalton’s personal plea for vaccinations

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Dr. Jeremy Dalton, another Lubbock pediatrician talked to the media on Wednesday to emphasize the same back to school assignment for families.

But Dr. Dalton pulled out a more personal message to identify with other parents.

He said, "I have 6 children of my own and have vaccinated all of them according to the CDC and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) guidelines because I believe they are safe and effective."

Dr. Dalton adds it's important to remember the older kids too. He says the tetanus and pertussis vaccine that is given at age 4 wears off as those kids mature. So, they need a booster by age 11 or 12.

Also, he adds that college bound students need protection to fight meningitis. He says the meningitis vaccine protects against that potentially deadly virus that can spread easily in close living quarters, particularly when college students are more likely to share drinks.

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