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These schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. If your child (birth through 6 years old) or adolescent (age 7 through 18 years old) has missed any shots, consult the catch-up schedule AND check with the doctor about getting back on track.
Patient-Centered Medical Home
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, adolescents, and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient's family.
Georgia Division of Public Health
DPH is the lead division entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population. At the state level, DPH is divided into numerous branches, sections, programs and offices, and at the local level, DPH functions via 18 health districts and 159 county health departments.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC's website is an online source for credible health information and is the official web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people's health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people's daily lives and responds to health emergencies, something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.
The Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Their site allows users to help manage their health with useful and up-to-date information in more than 35 disease and lifestyle categories. Includes guidelines for healthy living, information about medical tests, procedures and medications (both prescription & OTC), and a comprehensive guide to hundreds of diseases, conditions and symptoms.
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