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Immunizations are Important for Families
Immunizations are Important for Families
Immunizations are one of the easiest ways to protect your newborn from preventable diseases, but babies need several vaccinations over time to develop full immunity. In this brief video, Scottsdale Healthcare nurses Lynn Untermeyer and Lori Satran explain the importance of the "cocoon effect" when it comes to immunizing families with newborns. A newborn's mother and father receive their immunizations to protect their baby and explain the importance of receiving the vaccines. Babies are vulnerable to diseases such as whooping cough during the first months after birth. Adults and teens also need booster shots to help prevent others from becoming ill and spreading whooping cough to infants. The number of whooping cough cases in Arizona nearly doubled from 2009-2010, with thousands of babies were diagnosed. Talk to your physician today about getting up to date on your boosters. For more information visit http://www.shc.org/pediatrics.