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Newsletter #020


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August 2001 - Issue #020

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In this issue:

  • See Live Stream Video of Robyn's Nest TV!
  • 2001 Childhood Immunization Schedule Update
  • 10 Things Parents Need to Know About Vaccinations
  • Photos of Children Suffering from Illness that Could Have Been Prevented By Vaccinations
  • The Dust has Settled!
  • Great New Links
  • Announcements

School/Daycare is right around the corner! Don't wait until the last minute to schedule your child for his/her check up and vaccinations!

Special thanks to Dr. Terry Eccles, Board Certified Pediatrician and Anna Ward, Outreach Worker with the Healthy Start/HUSKY Program for their appearance on Robyn's Nest the television series! Our in depth discussion on childhood vaccinations and immunizations was not only jam packed with the latest information, but a real eye opener to the realities of how devastating these diseases can be.

See Live Stream Video of Robyn's Nest TV! - Now you can see an excerpt of the Robyn's Nest Show live on the web! See Phil Montero, "the Mobile Man" and Robyn as they discuss telecommuting and working from home! Don't you just love technology?

2001 Childhood Immunization Schedule Update - Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) develops a recommended childhood immunization schedule for children. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) then approves it. Please consult with your child's health care provider to find out which vaccinations your child may need or a "catch up" schedule.

10 Things Parents Need to Know About Vaccinations - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has listed for us 10 things we should all know or ask about vaccinations. We have reprinted this list for your convenience.

Photos of Children Suffering from Illness that Could Have Been Prevented By Vaccinations - Are you fearful of rare severe reactions to vaccinations? Are you holding off because of those fears? Did you know that Chicken Pox killed 100 people in the USA each year (40 of which were children) before the vaccination came out? These photos from the AAP may just change your minds and put your fears to rest. I must warn you, these pictures are extremely graphic and may be quite disturbing.

The Dust has Settled! - During the past month, Robyn's Nest has undergone many changes, which are resulting in many improvements. Along with change, however, come growing pains. I'm sure many of you have experienced difficulty opening pages of the site, posting to our boards, and entering our chatroom. I am happy to announce that the dust has settled! We are comfortably sitting on our new server and moving at a faster speed than ever before! With this change, we will be able to bring you live stream video, and other features that were not possible in the past. Should you have any trouble at all with our pages, features, or have comments, please email us at

You will also notice a new survey on our homepage. This survey is for demographic purposes only. Private e-mail information is not gathered nor distributed. Please, take a moment to complete the survey. It helps us to know what you want and where you come from to better help us determine where we're going. (If that made any sense…LOL!)

Great New Links:

Husky Health Care - CT Residents can contact Husky Plan for free or low cost insurance coverage for children or the entire family!

Immunization Action Coalition - Premier source of childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization information and hepatitis B educational materials. All of the materials on this site are camera ready and copyright free! Includes translations in a number of languages, recommendations for vaccinations for pregnant women, adult vaccinations and much more!

National Vaccine Program Office - (NVPO) This site provides pertinent information about childhood, adolescent, and adult immunizations. You will find publications and reports on vaccine preventable diseases, vaccine safety, vaccine coverage, immunization laws, and immunization registries.

Modem Medical Library - Children's Health Library recommended by the AAP and the AMA. This is a terrific reference if you don't find what you need here at Robyn's Nest!


Join the 3rd Annual Greater Hartford 5K Road Race and Tot Trot! Sunday, September 9th, 2001 - MDC Reservoir-West Hartford to benefit Covenant to Care (which serves neglected and impoverished children). Call 860-243-1806 or visit on the web for details.



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