Childhood vaccinations are often a hot topic these days, but so much of the discussion is about immunizing healthy, full-term babies. Is the conversation any different when it involves preemies?
When my 26-weeker hit the 2-month mark, he was still hospitalized, and vaccinations were the furthest thing from my mind. I was in the here-and-now of oxygen saturation and bradys, and in my mind vaccinations were for healthy babies living outside hospital walls. They weren’t even on my radar when the nurses began to discuss J’s first vaccinations with us. [Continue reading]