I can’t believe my little one is headed to the third grade this year. She’s getting so big. Everyday, my little girl grows a little taller, a lot smarter and more beautiful. I know that she won’t be my little girl forever and that things change but her health has always been my top priority and that will never change. That’s why before she starts school next week, we’re taking a trip to her pediatrician.
I’m very lucky to have a pediatrician who genuinely cares about my little girl’s health. He listens to my concerns and keeps the best medical practices. From mosquito bites to colds, my daughter’s pediatrician knows best. This year we’re making sure we are up to date with all our vaccines. Vaccine-preventable diseases are rare thanks to vaccines. Preventive care is the best medicine you’ll ever need.
Did you know that compared with the general population, Latino children tend to have lower immunization rates and tend to play “catch-up” to the established immunization schedule? (Kaiser Permanente, 2001).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids in pre-school and elementary school get their flu vaccines to keep them healthy. Getting your child vaccinated can help protect your child as well as other family members from the flu this season. The CDC provides a Childhood Immunization Schedule to help you understand what vaccines your child may need.
We’re going to be prepared this new school year! It’s going to be a happy and healthy one.
Disclosure: I was compensated by LATISM as part of the Healthy Latino Kid Campaign.