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April is National Infant Immunization Month

Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly — especially in infants and young children. Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from potentially harmful diseases.

 

Click on the 360 banner to read more about what Capital BLUE has to say about How Vaccines Prevent Diseases, Vaccines and Your Child’s Immune System, and Your Child’s Vaccine Visit.

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Tips to Make Shots Less Stressful

Try these ideas for making the shots easier on your child. For more tips click on the 360 banner above.

 

For Babies and younger children:

• Breastfeeding

• Comfort your child with a favorite toy or book.

• Distract and comfort your child by cuddling, singing, or talking softly 

• Hold your child firmly on your lap, whenever possible.

• Swaddling

 

For older children and adolescents:

• Take deep breaths with your child to help “blow out” the pain

• Tell or read stories

 

-Capital Blue is brought to you by Capital BlueCross.