As we adjust to life in our new environment, I would like to remind families about the importance of staying up to date with immunizations and well child visits. While there is not yet a vaccine for COVID19, we do have vaccines that protect children from 14 other serious diseases. Delaying immunizations can put children at risk for these illnesses, especially for those children ages 2 and younger. Well child visits are also important for making sure children are on track with their development and growth... Read More
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We usually think of August as back to school month. Certainly, as soon as the fireworks have ended, stores quickly switch out displays of red, white and blue for ones filled with crayons, notebooks, backpacks, and the like. But did you know August is also National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)? This annual observance celebrates the benefits of and highlights the importance of immunizing people of all ages.
As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 26 years, I can tell you that most kids do not celebrate when they learn that it's time for a shot.
As much as I don’t... Read More
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