Immunizations Are Important!

The best protection against diseases starts early.  Your child can catch bugs that can cause diseases even if you breastfeed.  That's why immunizations are a good idea.  Immunizations are available from your doctor, clinic, neighborhood health center, and local health department.


IT can be hard to take your child for a shot and listen to her cry.  Here are some tips to make things go a bit smoother.

  • Try to stay calm.
  • Hold your child on your lap and gently tell her that you love her.
  • Bring in her favorite comfort item.
  • Before the shot, distract her with a book, a song, or feeding.
  • Tell her it may only hurt for a little while.
  • Plan something fun afterward.

New vaccines may be developed and recommended in the future.  An updated immunization schedule can be found on the CDC Web site.