February 5th, 2018

Today, Pediatric Alliance begins the third week of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ eight-week social media campaign highlighting the importance and success of childhood vaccinations. Follow all our posts every day on Facebook and Twitter.


The comic below by Maki Naro tells the story of how vaccines work, why high rates of vaccination protect everyone while low rates put some at great risk, and the ongoing campaign of science and vaccine denialism. Led by false experts and conspiracy theorists, the anti-vaccine movement aims to sow confusion and fear in parents who really want nothing more than to see their children live long, prosperous, and healthy lives.


































Wednesday on The PediaBlog, we’ll discover how scientists try to stay one step ahead of the influenza virus each year, and how vaccine opponents (so-called vaccine denialists or “anti-vaxxers”) were able to hijack important space between our ears.



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    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Dr. Ketyer has special interests in developmental pediatrics and preventative medicine, specifically how nutrition and the environment affect health. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    As one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance, PC, Dr. Ketyer served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. Dr. Ketyer and his wife have three boys and live in Pittsburgh's South Hills. 

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