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Can a teller speak?

Or can they help me with my money? Or can I just call back in 10 minutes with my money and get my money back without being harassed or made to come back again? Do I need any assistance at all? How can I trust a teller to do any of it? And to my knowledge, no bank offers an “in house” help desk, so I can’t just call them up and have an appointment without any assistance or information, right?

The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) is urging parents to be vigilant against the growing number of fake vaccines being advertised on the Internet.

“Since 2009, we have been urging parents to talk with any family member who has been convinced by an Internet scam, or has been deceived by a fraudulent web site.”

The AAP is in the process of revising its recommended immunization schedule for kids aged six to 12. Some parents view this as too strict, but this time it goes against the advice, and it will actually increase immunization rates. In 2009, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended only three vaccines. By January of this year, the AAP has revised its recommendations once again, with this one stating that vaccinations should be mandatory for all children, no exceptions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (see full text of updated vaccine list here) recommends kids get five to seven doses of these vaccines, although those vaccines are less effective when given early in childhood.

In October, an investigation by the National Institutes of Health revealed that “the federal government had been spending as much as $50 billion on vaccines but failing to ensure that all children had safe and effective vaccines.” The AAP urges parents not to just vaccinate, but to talk to their doctor about all vaccines — even childhood ones.

“Since 2009, we have been urging parents to talk with any family member who has been persuaded by an Internet scam, or has been deceived by a fraudulent web site,” the AAP states. “If this is a family member or friend who is considering vaccine-preventable diseases, or one who has fallen victim to someone deceiving families on the Internet, it is important that parents know about the risks of getting the wrong vaccines, including those given to kids without proper medical consent.”

The message has a number of benefits. For one thing, it provides awareness to the fact that vaccines can cause serious side effects, including an increased risk for Guillain-Barré Syndrome in severely allergic children. Moreover, as a family member or friend who