This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Why I Vaccinate
As parents, we have an intense desire to keep our children healthy and protected from the moment they enter this world. We shop for the safest car seats, research the perfect sleeping positions, and search for that special pediatrician who can put our fears to rest when our little ones get sick at 3 am. Each decision we make counts when it comes to keeping our children healthy including the decision to vaccinate. Vaccines are the best way to protect our children from dangerous diseases and make our kids strong from the inside out.
The Power To Protect Is Yours
When choosing to vaccinate you are not only protecting yourself, you have to power to protect others. Some people are not able to be vaccinated and are especially vulnerable. As a mom who went through this type of situation for only a short time, I can attest to the fact that parents who are in this situation don’t take it lightly. When my twins were born prematurely with health issues, I didn’t have the option to provide them the optimal protection vaccines offer. We needed to delay the average vaccination schedule by several months and I remember the fear I felt for my tiny babies anytime we left the house knowing that outbreaks of diseases like whooping cough, mumps, and measles still happen, even in Florida.
Ironically during this time, there was a sign up at my oldest son’s school warning about potential exposure to one of these diseases. I immediately stopped classroom visits with the babies and called in backup from family members to pick my son up from school, so that I could keep my helpless newborns safe.
The Mama Bear in me was working on overdrive to protect my babies, knowing that if the twins came in contact with these diseases the result could be unthinkable.
Thankfully, we made it through that season of life, and everyone was able to get caught up on their vaccinations so my families adventures could continue on without worrying about them catching preventable diseases.
Vaccines Are Our Hidden Health Superpower
Now we vaccinate on time, every time, making the decision to nurture a lifetime of protection by making my children strong from the inside out.
As a family who loves to make memories and try new things, I have peace of mind knowing I have protected my children from dangerous diseases whether we are visiting the local beach, spending the weekend at a major theme park, or jetting off to Brazil.
The benefits of vaccinations should never be overlooked.
The U.S. has the safest vaccine supply in history with each vaccine being studied for 15-20 years prior to being approved. Which then provide a safe and effective defense from 14 dangerous diseases before the age of 2.
While millions of children get vaccinated every year, the diseases vaccines prevent are still a real threat and immunization remains the best way to protect against these potentially deadly diseases.
With all the scientific data available the decision to vaccinate should be an easy one, however, if you have any questions about getting vaccinated, vaccinating your children, or the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule talk it over with your doctor.
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