When I was pregnant with my son, I did a lot of research on vaccinations. It really was a no brainer for me, but I wanted to make sure that I read up on all sides of different research and opinions. Since I had my son, I’ve had no hesitation to follow the recommended vaccination schedule from the CDC.
While it can be easy to think of vaccine-preventable diseases – such as measles or whooping cough – as issues of the past, most of these diseases still persist around the world. Just last year, in 2013, 189 people in the U.S. reported having measles, the largest reported outbreak in the U.S. since 1996. It’s so scary to think of an easily preventable disease making kids sick and it terrifies me that it could happen to my family.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.
The Motherhood is joining The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in sharing how immunizations early in life can help protect children from 14 serious diseases before they turn two years old. We’ll be providing the CDC’s recommended immunization schedules, along with interesting facts and helpful tips. I’m so excited to be teaming up with them about such an important issue.
Join us to learn more and share tips of your own for managing your family’s vaccinations and overall health!
#CDCvax Twitter Party Details
When: Wednesday, April 30th at 1pm EST
Where: Follow the #CDCvax hashtag on Twitter and RSVP to let us know you’ll be there
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I am passionate about this!