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Whether your child is starting junior high or heading off to college, back-to-school is a time for your child to start fresh. That includes making sure your children are up-to-date on immunizations. And this year, that may mean a COVID-19 vaccine.
There are concerns of a severe flu season ahead, based on the fact people may be more susceptible than normal. The reason is that we weren’t exposed to flu viruses last season, and immunity wanes over time.
Vaccines are particularly important for older adults. Risks to certain diseases are higher for this age group since it can be more difficult to fight off infections as your immune system naturally weakens as you get older.
You may have heard misgivings from a friend or relative about COVID-19 vaccines that focus on reproductive health issues. In this Q and A, an OB-GYN explains there is no science to support these misgivings.
When the time comes for your child to get vaccinated, you can take steps to make the experience less stressful for your child. Here are some simple ways that you can support your child before, during and after shots at the pediatrician’s office.
One thing we can agree on: The vast majority of parents really want to do what is best for their child. But what is best? Who picks what is best? These can be difficult questions to answer.
Whether you should get vaccinated depend on many factors, such as the type of vaccine, the type of cancer you have or have had, if you are in active treatment or if your immune system is working properly.
Swollen lymph nodes are in response to COVID-19 vaccine. They indicate that your body is marshalling its powers to fight the perceived intruder – exactly what is supposed to happen following inoculation.