Why am I pressing for vaccine law changes in Arizona? It’s about better serving patients

“As a legislator, I have promoted greater access to vaccines through broader scope-of-practice laws enabling pharmacists to administer them. As parents, we vaccinated our daughters and believe they benefited from them.

But our kids grew up when the number of recommended vaccines was only 23 doses of seven vaccines in 1983. Parents today face three times that number.

By 2017, the CDC’s recommended number skyrocketed to 69 doses of 16 vaccines — 50 doses given before age 6. This is the schedule validated by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the one most pediatricians follow. For Arizona school attendance, a student must receive a minimum of 29 doses.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE AT AZCENTRAL.COM:
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2019/03/22/vaccine-law-changes-needed-arizona-rep-nancy-barto/3227240002/?fbclid=IwAR2LG52vArWGrGj8qZuJ-lO1LQh3WZlMXgkvOaVe_BUynyRriZ-ceBcZ_TY

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