Alexander is soon to be four months old. Four months means that he will also get his immunisations to keep him safe.
From the 24th to the 30th of April it is World Immunisation Week.
Did you know…..
“Immunization averts 2 to 3 million deaths annually; however, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global vaccination coverage improves. Today, an estimated 18.7 million infants – nearly 1 in 5 children – worldwide are still missing routine immunizations for preventable diseases, such as diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus.” WHO: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/world-immunization-week/en/
I believe in vaccinations.
Vaccinations keep the child/you/family and others safe.
We have the technology and ability to prevent illness from some horrible diseases. Why would you not want to protect your family from this? I caught chicken pox and I think mumps as a kid. My children will never have this happen to them due to vaccinations. Some or nearly all of the childhood illness that I contracted as well did my friends you can now prevent.
Below is a video of Dr Margaret Cooper, she is a polio survivor and talks about her struggle with the disease.
I made sure that the twins were vaccinated on time and I’m doing the same for my new little boy. He is all booked in for his four month shots and I make sure that I book this in ahead of time. I like to make sure that the dates work for the doctors appointment, if I cannot get in at one centre I go elsewhere.
Keeping the vaccinations up to date means that the child or you are covered if you come into contact with someone who has chicken pox or say pertussis.
And now for something controversial and hopefully will get you thinking…with a bit of help from Jimmy Kimmel, he sums up my thoughts on immunisations.
Close the immunisation gap
Note: This is not a sponsored or paid post in any way, although Better Health Victoria approached me for my support. I believe strongly with immunisations and making sure we all stay healthy and well. Immunisations are not just to help you and your immediate family, they help everyone in the community.