A Vaccination Guide for New Parents and Grandparents
Welcoming a new baby and bringing them home can be both exciting and overwhelming. If you’re a new parent or grandparent, you’ve probably already discussed the newborn’s vaccination and immunization schedule with your doctor. What you may have forgotten to discuss is your own vaccination checklist.
Getting vaccinated against preventable diseases is important not only for your own health but for the new baby’s health as well. Newborns are highly susceptible to illness, especially pertussis or whooping cough. Being up-to-date on your vaccinations is one of the best ways to protect your loved ones, including your family’s newest bundle of joy, from illness.