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Is Your Child Afraid of Getting a Shot?

Original source: http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?m=40958&l=1&p=&pn=#{“issue_id”:”458646″,”page”:4} Many children have a fear of needles. It’s not surprising. Most grownups dislike shots, too. But a child’s fear can often be more upsetting than the jab itself. It can make doctor visits especially stressful and take a toll on mom and dad. To ease your child’s anxiety—and your own—try the following tips: […]

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Infographic: Vaccines for infants through age 6

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=069abe40-62fc-45c0-8991-0fe4fc9c4127#.W19Iu1w-dBw Getting young kids their shots at the recommended time can help keep them healthy. Click the interactive infographic below to find out if your child is up-to date on vaccines. 

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Do kids get too many shots?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=10b9ac48-77c4-487d-ae92-119b56cf7a6a#.W19H7Vw-dBw Kiddos need a lot of routine shots before their second birthday. The current schedule helps protect them (and others too) from more than a dozen diseases. But some parents worry all those vaccines might actually make their children more prone to later infection. The theory goes that exposure to multiple vaccine substances […]

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Newborns should get hepatitis B shot within hours of birth

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=232a3c5b-6a7b-4841-80f9-4fde9efde796#.W19IK1w-dBw There’s been a change in the recommendation for when a baby should get that first shot, the hepatitis B vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now says infants should get the first dose of this vaccine within 24 hours of birth. Before this, parents and doctors had the option to wait until a baby’s […]

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Vaccines for Preteens and Teens

Original source: https://www.webmd.com/children/preteen-and-teen-immunizations#1 When your child hits the preteen and teen years, it’s time to find out which vaccines he needs to get. Check with your pediatrician about the latest recommendations. If your child gets his shots on time, he’ll stay safe from some preventable serious diseases.  

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