vaccinations

Don’t Wait. Vaccinate!  Why Those Wellness Checkups are Crucial Now

Don’t Wait. Vaccinate! Why Those Wellness Checkups are Crucial Now

This post was sponsored by Unity™ Consortium as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Don't Wait. Vaccinate! Adolescent and young adult (AYA) well-visit and vaccination rates have fallen sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic. With most schools switching to online, the lack of need for sports physicals, and concerns about the spread of COVID-19, many families chose to pause routine in-person health care visits. While rates have begun to improve, there is still a significant disparity, especially among adolescents. Having four children, I have been to so many wellness…
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How To Lower Your Child’s Anxiety About Having A Vaccine

How To Lower Your Child’s Anxiety About Having A Vaccine

Many children will face anxiety-related not only to going to the doctor but specifically to get their vaccines. While your child is more likely to face anxiety about getting vaccines themselves, it's also not uncommon for you, as a parent, to feel anxious about taking your child to the doctor as well. How To Lower Your Child's Anxiety About Having A Vaccine That being said, there are steps that you can take to reduce your child's and your anxiety relating to vaccinations. Here are some tips to try next time you're planning to visit the doctor with your anxious child:…
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The Measles Debate| Should you Vaccinate Your Child or Not?

The Measles Debate| Should you Vaccinate Your Child or Not?

Close up of doctor vaccinating young girl, Vaccination concept. Should you vaccinate your child for measles or not?  Is this a health decision for you or for all our children?  It isn't always a factor that we have to make a decision that will affect others in the long run.  Yet, young parents are faced with this weighty decision today.  There are those who are vehemently against vaccination.  There are those who are middle-ground and then those who don't question the validity of vaccination at all.  I respect all positions for they are all valid on some level. The Measles…
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