Recently vaccinations and immunizations have been a hot topic, especially with the school year approaching. Schools, and even colleges and universities are requesting more vaccinations, many of which parents don’t agree with the need for. Sometimes we may agree but when faced with, as we were last check up, six vaccinations you not only worry about the number of vaccinations required and how best to go about handling a very painful and often controversial conversation with their pediatrician. Here’s a few tips that can help the medicine go down.
What’s required and what’s desired. There are some immunizations that are considered “required” (with the exception of those that receive an exemption) and there are some that are desired. You need to know which ones are which to make informed parenting decisions about your child’s health.
Do your research. Certain states may require certain vaccinations and immunization except for families with specific health or religious reasons. Find out exactly what the exceptions are in your state and be prepared to provide the paperwork to the school your child will be attending.
Talk to the professionals. ”But talking to the doctor is so hard, they never have time for us!”
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