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How to Prepare Your Child for Vaccines

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Why Immunizations are Important for Your Child

For most children, the mere thought of having a needle inserted into their arms is very upsetting. Anxiety before receiving a shot is common, no matter your child’s age. That worry is often heightened when more than one vaccine is given at a time. In some cases, four injections are given during a single doctor’s visit.

To make the experience smoother, prepare your child in advance for the vaccines they’ll be receiving. If your child is old enough to understand, explain how the shots will help them avoid becoming sick. Never describe the shots as punishment or use them as a threat. Read more…

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