There are many things in this world that I would desire deeply to protect my child from. Some of them are preventable and some are not. Those areas that I can step in and prevent issues, health wise, I work to do anything in my power to follow through with them.
Vaccinations are a very important aspect in my daughter’s life as much as a healthy diet and exercise. Our visits to the doctor are very important. I take the time to ask her doctor what risks are out there and which vaccinations we should consider taking. Usually, our visits to the doctor are speedy and I need to have things written down so that time spent is helpful, useful, and leaves me feeling at ease.
Sometimes there are vaccinations that my doctor recommends and I need to know what they are exactly and what they are for. Aside from my child’s doctor being very easy to talk to, he is also willing to explain to me what risks are out there and we weigh out the options for certain vaccinations.
Although my daughter is not in her pre-teen years as of yet, soon enough, the time will come when I can trust in knowing that discussing vaccinations with my doctor is easy. Having an open communication when it comes to my daughter’s health is critical.
I hope that your next appointment at your child’s doctor will be a great time to discuss what the proper vaccinations are, if they are available, and what the benefits are behind them.
For Parents Why Vaccinate Now?
1. Vaccine protection from some childhood vaccines wears off, so your teen needs a booster shot.
2. As kids get older, they are more at risk for catching diseases, like meningococcal meningitis, so they need protection that vaccines provide.
3. The recommended immunization schedule is regularly updated to include new vaccines and reflect current research. So, it has probably changed since your child was first immunized.
4. Specific vaccines, like HPV, are recommended to be given during the preteen (11-12) years and teen (13-18).
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A Special LATISM Party: Teen Health (@cdcpreteenmom ), an MPH health communication specialist, Latina and mom of a preteen as we discuss vaccinations and the positive impacts in can have in your teens life. I hope you will join us.
Disclosure: This was a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.