Autism Spectrum Disorders

Definition:

Autism affects each patient differently, but it is characterized by impaired social interaction, difficulty with communication, and restricted or impaired behavior.

Links to Authorities:

Autism Aspergers Resource Center

Vaccinations:

All adults need a seasonal flu (influenza) vaccine every year.
Every adult should get the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine once – if they did not receive it as an adolescent – to protect against pertussis (whooping cough).  A Td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster should be given every 10 years.  Pregnant women should receive the Tdap vaccine each time they are pregnant, preferably at 27 – 36 weeks.