Tag: immunizations

Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

By Beth Conover, APRN, CGC MotherToBaby Nebraska, UNMC   “I am 20 weeks pregnant…when is it safe to get my flu shot?”  The texted quest ...
Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Infants are at risk of serious complications from both whooping cough and the flu. Grandparents, caregivers, and anyone who is going to be in contact ...
Vaccinating on time is important for disease protection

Vaccinating on time is important for disease protection

Special thanks to the CDC for sharing this post with us. Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children h ...
Painful memories of mumps and chickenpox

Painful memories of mumps and chickenpox

It’s World Immunization Week, a time to remember why pregnant women need certain vaccines, and why we vaccinate our kids. I remember having mumps w ...
Making vaccines easier for your child

Making vaccines easier for your child

In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), March of Dimes is participating in a blog relay to discuss the critical role vaccines play ...
How vaccines work

How vaccines work

Vaccines protect you from diseases that can cause severe illness and even death. Vaccines work with your body’s immune system to help it recognize and ...
Chickenpox, vaccinations and Angelina Jolie

Chickenpox, vaccinations and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie coming down with chickenpox is a good reminder for all of us to keep our vaccinations up to date! Chickenpox, also called varicella, is ...
Vaccines save lives

Vaccines save lives

This week is National Infant Immunization Week (April 26 – May 3, 2014).   This annual observance highlights the importance of protecting babies from ...