This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Choosing to vaccinate our children was something that we felt would help protect them in the long run. It’s like giving them that superhero cape or a protective shield they always wanted to defend themselves from harm. In this case, it’s from preventable childhood diseases.
That’s how we’ve made the connection for our boys, and now we do our best to protect our one-year-old daughter through vaccinations until she’s older to understand their purpose.
Understanding The Nature Of Vaccines
By educating ourselves on the types of necessary vaccines, we’ve been able to better understand the need for them. When we had our firstborn, we made sure we were on top of all of his vaccines and even spaced them out.
We can’t say the same for our second child. During the time of his birth my husband was starting a new job. It became difficult to make time for the doctor’s office visits. Fortunately, our local pediatrics office worked with us to give him the ones he needed to catch up on.
With time, and three kids later, we’ve been able to improve our schedules to help stay on track of our children’s vaccines. Not only has this benefit our own children, but also those they encounter at school, local parks and even at places we visit on a daily basis.
When you choose to vaccinate, you’re also protecting those around you. In fact, you’re building on your child’s immune system when you expose them to vaccines and protect their siblings as well.