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Family medicine professor offers advice, tips on childhood immunizations

August 8, 2013

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and physicians are traveling the state to raise awareness about troubling new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that show outbreaks on the rise as childhood immunization rates in Michigan decline. "Immunizations are one of the biggest successes of modern medicine," said Dr. Gary Sarafa, associate professor of family medicine at Wayne State University and Board Member of the Oakland County Medical Society. "Groups like Rotary International have used immunizations to help eradicate polio around the world. Parents should research quality information and speak with their primary care physician about any concerns or questions they have about immunizing their children."