Prevent Infectious Disease
No one enjoys shots, but they are quite necessary especially during the vulnerable years when we're developing. According to vaccinateyourfamily.org, "without vaccines, your children are at risk for serious illnesses including measles, mumps, whooping cough, and flu." The organization also explains "vaccines prevent approximately 10.5 million cases of infectious disease per year in the United States." Vaccines given to babies and children include
Chickenpox, DTaP, Hep A, Hep B, Hib, Influenza, Polio, MMR, Pneumococcal, and Rotavirus. Whether your child(ren) is/are a newborn or 16, it's important that they are on an immunization schedule.