My sister-in-law decided not to vaccinate their newborn...

Question: 

My sister-in-law decided not to vaccinate their newborn baby, I work in critical care health and worry that I could make the child sick. What should I do?

Answer: 

One of the best things you can do is make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date. This will help prevent you from getting a vaccine-preventable disease and spreading it to the child. You can find a list of vaccines recommended for adults here. It is also important to take general precautions to prevent the spread of disease, such as good handwashing and avoiding contact with others when sick. 

Stories about the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases can sometimes help parents better understand the seriousness of these diseases and why vaccines are so important. Voices for Vaccines is a parent-driven organization out of the U.S where parents share their stories about why they have chosen to vaccinate. 

Immunization Nurse 

Date last updated: 
Monday, Jul 08, 2019