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FAQs: Should I Vaccinate My Preemie?

The last week of April is World Immunization Week, a global public health campaign intended to raise awareness of the importance of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world. When it comes to preemies, many parents are unsure of whether or not to vaccinate their baby according to their chronological age or their adjusted age. And […]

Vaccinations and Your Preemie

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 […]

Immunizations and Your Preemie

When my preemie turned 2 months old in the NICU, he was definitely in the home stretch. He had moved to the intermediate nursery, was “out of heat,” and in a regular crib. I thought his car seat test was next. But, what I was asked instead was, did I want him to get his 2-month immunizations. My happy heart deflated […]

The Decision to Vaccinate, or Not

If you have ever had a discussion with someone about whether or not they vaccinate their children, you know that it can be quite heated. People can become very defensive and righteous about their opinion on this subject. How I see it, both sides of the debate are driven by the same basic emotion, which […]