What to Know About Infant Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated this week National Infant Immunization Week (April 25-May 2) to raise awareness of the importance of childhood vaccines. This annual observance highlights the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Why You Need the COVID-19 Vaccine If You’re Pregnant

The original clinical trials to find a COVID-19 vaccine excluded pregnant women. Many take that to mean the vaccines are unsafe for expectant mothers.

Even though later trials with pregnant women showed the vaccines are safe for them, the incorrect beliefs persist. Many still believe it’s dangerous for the mother, it’s dangerous for the baby or it can cause infertility. None of these things are true.

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More Kids Catch COVID-19

Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told the story of a teacher in Marin County, California, who came to work one day in May feeling fatigued, with a little nasal congestion. She brushed it off as allergies.

The teacher, who was not vaccinated against COVID-19, took off her mask just long enough to read to the class during story time. Two days later, she tested positive for the virus. So did half her elementary school class of 24. And so did a total of 27 others in other classes, their parents, and siblings.

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Tiny Toy Magnets Pose Danger to Kids

We all know that little children can’t resist putting things into their mouths. It’s one of the ways they explore their new world. But this practice can often be dangerous, especially when it comes to tiny magnet toys.

These toys are composed of high-powered magnets the size of BBs and even smaller. You can twist them into an endless array of fascinating shapes and are irresistible to adults as well as children. So our concierge primary care doctors in Jupiter want to explain the danger to kids that can be involved in having these toys around the house.

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