Imperative Reasons for Getting Kids Up to Date on Immunizations

Today’s kids are living in a world of risks that we could not even imagine when we were kids. While political discourse continues on how best to abate some of those risks, an old risk is rising. There are so many kids behind on childhood immunizations and more parents are now reluctant to have their kids immunized because of the COVID-19 vaccine (and other vaccines) misinformation. Most of us are blessed to have lived during a time—because of immunizations—when the diseases immunizations protect against weren’t claiming the lives of a frightening number of children. We might become complacent, but the viruses do not and welcome the opportunity to reemerge and resurge. This Washington Post article drives home the risk families face in choosing not to immunize their children.