Infant Sleep Positioners Are Dangerous

Two government agencies and the American Academy of Pediatrics are warning parents and other caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioning products as two recent deaths underscore concerns about suffocation. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning after reviewing reports of 12 known infant deaths associated with the products.

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The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) is a federally funded program that provides vaccines free of charge to children who otherwise may not have been able to afford the vaccines. VFC was created in 1993 as a new entitlement program to be a required part of each state’s Medicaid plan.

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