"I Vaccinate" - VAX Maine Kids
I chose to vaccinate my son it really wasn’t something I had to think too hard about. The benefits of vaccinating, have always outweighed the risks for me. Because he started daycare at 12 weeks, it was really important for me to protect him as much as possible against illnesses, especially when he was going to be exposed to so many, so early.
About Vax Maine Kids | Maine’s Resource for Childhood Immunizations
However, in Maine, our rates are still not high enough to prevent outbreaks of diseases like pertussis or measles, which means the youngest members of our communities are still at risk for these and other deadly diseases. In fact, 7 of our 16 counties have less than 70% of their 2 year olds up to date on all recommended childhood immunizations. Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data ranked Maine as having one of the highest rates of whooping cough. Vax Maine Kids is staffed by the followi...