Raise your hand if you are one of the moms that are getting paranoid about the current polio outbreak in the country?

I’m raising my hand with you, mommas. I know for a fact (yes, I’ve checked about a dozen times) that my little ones’ vaccines are updated but I can’t help but worry if they are enough or if they need more.

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10 months old Amaria on her regular pedia checkup.

On my kids’ last check up, our pedia assured us that there is nothing to worry about as long as we follow the correct vaccination schedule. Yes, vaccines may sometimes cost an arm and a leg but nothing beats the peace of mind that it brings.

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My daughters Amaria (left) and Mariana (right) getting their shots!

Through Mommy Mundo, I attended “PEDTALK” – a series of talks and conversations with reputable doctors and experts to educate us about the importance of vaccination.

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Dr. Miggy Villnueva and Dr. Abby Chlong-Rivera answering questions from curious moms after their very informative talks.
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Mommy Alexa Guttierez sharing her own experience and thoughts on vaccines.
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Teacher Jeannie Castillo of Kindermusik Philippines discussing about the power of music and movement for early brain development. The kids (especially my Amaria) had so much fun during her part of the program! <3

These conversations about how to equip our kids to combat harmful elements in their environment that are invisible to the naked eye is really important and I am so happy to be there and know more!

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Blessed to be surrounded with positive and happy moms such as these two! Thanks for inviting me, mommy Janice!
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#ProtectedTogether these fully vaccinated kids! <3

If you are still on the fence about vaccinating your kids, please read on to know why you need do it now.

  1. Vaccines can save your child’s life.

We are blessed beyond words because we are now living in a generation where it is possible to prevent life-threatening diseases. Advances in medical science eradicated many diseases that took the life of many children years ago.

It just breaks my heart that due to those who refused to have their children vaccinated, polio resurfaced in our country. Just imagine the plight of the kids who still cannot be immunized because of their age and medical condition.

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My girls got their patak for Polio this October.

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  1. Vaccines save you time and money

We all know how expensive hospitalizations can be. Even with health care insurance, there are still expenses like food and medicines that we spend for during and after a hospital stay. Illnesses take a financial toll because of absences from work or worse, long-term disability care.

Just imagine the time lost for your children. Instead of them going to school or playing, they are cooped up in the hospital battling a disease that could have been prevented.

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My kids are healthy! Thank God (and vaccines) they have never been seriously ill. #VaccinesWork
  1. Vaccines are effective and safe

Your doctor will know the best and safest vaccine for your child. These immunizations went through a long and thorough study by scientists, healthcare experts and doctors to ensure safety and effectivity. There may be some side effects, but occurrences are very rare. The disease- prevention benefits of vaccines far outweigh the possible side effects.

  1. Vaccines protect the community

Having our kids immunized does not only protect them, it protects other children in the community as well. There are babies who are still too young to receive certain vaccinations, while others cannot totally receive them due to certain disease like leukemia or severe allergic reaction. These innocent children cannot fight these diseases. It is our duty to make sure that life-threatening diseases do not reach them.

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With these gorgeous mommas who believe and advocate vaccines too. <3
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Brought my college friend, Kath, along so we could both learn about vaccines more. 🙂
  1. Vaccines can protect future generation

Immunizations give us the power to protect not only our children but our children’s children as well. This protection can go way into future generations. Vaccines have totally eradicated some diseases like smallpox. This can happen if everyone would have their children vaccinated.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live in a world where deadly diseases do not exist anymore?

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Glad to be in the company of these parents whom I share the same belief and advocacy with.

Mothers have a gazillion of things to worry about… preventable, life-threatening diseases should not be one of them. There are many ways to get vaccinated. Government health centers provide free basic immunization so we must take advantage of that privilege.

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Being a mom in this generation is really scary. There are a lot of things we need to protect our kids from. Accidents, bullies, the internet– these may be some of the things I don’t totally have the control of, but I am sure I can protect my girls from viruses and diseases by giving them complete and updated immunizations. And so that’s what I do. 💝 🔹 I recently attended #Pedtalk initiated by @mommymundo where I heard from the doctors that there’s this thing called herd immunization. Given the recent threats, this is really important in protecting our children, our families. 💉 🔹 There’s this one simple step we can do to protect our kids, why wouldn’t we do it? As an advocate of vaccination, I highly encourage fellow parents to get your children vaccinated and make our world a safer place for them. Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives. . . . #PamilyangBakunado #ProtectedTogether #VaccineWorks #MommyMundo #motherhood #parenting #mommylife #mommyblogger #dyosathemomma

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We want only the best for our children especially when it comes to their health. As parents, it’s important to ensure their immune system is resilient, and that they’re safe from infectious diseases.

Let us step-up awareness on vaccination, on herd immunization, and encourage fellow moms to do so. Getting a vaccine may be an investment in time and money, we all think it’s an additional expense for the family, but with the peace of mind and safety that it brings, trust me, it is all worth it.

Love,

Momma Nish

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8 Comments on 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Ignore Getting Your Kids Vaccinated

  1. Yesss 😍😍 Sharing this for my mommy friends out there who doesn’t feel comfortable getting their kids vaccinated. I don’t understand their reasoning na kesyo daw hindi safe kasi di pa fully tested. For all I know, ayaw nilang magpabakuna kasi mahal ang bakuna sa mga private hospitals, e may mga libre namang bakuna na available sa barangay pero ayaw nilang i-avail 😅

  2. Agree mommy.. 100% na mag bbenefit sa kanila to in a long run. Let’s get them vaccinated..it is important to act and make they are protected… so yes to vaccine! 👌💕

  3. This is so true mommy. Nakaka frustrate yung mga sakit ngayon kaya mas maganda mapavaccinate na sila habang maaga

  4. Prevention is better than cure. So hangga’t maaari bakunahan na lang si baby. ☺☺ Thanks for sharing mommy nish! ☺

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