Here are some flu prevention tips!
(Sorry all! Something happened to “day one” so here it is again!) I’ll be posting useful infographics all week in honor of influenza week!
Guess who is the new video blogger for Vaccinate Your Family’s blog called Shot of Prevention? Yours truly!
Check out the first video! The Vaccine Mom Busts Flu Myths
Vaccinate Your Family is thrilled to welcome Taryn Chapman, the creator of The Vaccine Mom, who will be offering up regular Video Blogs for Shot of Prevention on a variety of topics. Taryn is a molecular biologist and medical writer who is on a mission to bring science to the public in relevant and meaningful ways. Read more about the “The Vaccine Mom” in our About Us Section.
I hope you will enjoy this video discussing the importance of timely flu vaccinations for your family! My goal is to help vaccine-hesitant parents make the informed decision to vaccinate. By connecting as a mother and creating meaningful conversations, parents tend to be more open to accepting that vaccines are safe and effective. I’m hopeful that my videos will help more parents choose to vaccinate their families.
Little girl to the nurse before getting the flu shot, “Will it hurt?”
The nurse says, “It feels like a bee sting.”
Bee stings hurt, and that’s a scary statement! No one, especially a child, is going to willingly stick out their arm and say, “Go ahead and sting me, bee.”
It’s an innate human response to run from pain.
Halloween is on the horizon. Have you been to a haunted house? Do you run from the chainsaw man or stand there and welcome him to cut you in half? I bet you run.
My suggestion to healthcare professionals when asked this question:
“You might not even feel it!”
Poke. Bandaid. Done.