Back to season is synonymous with doctor’s visits, sports physicals and immunization updates.
I don’t know of any kid that looks forward to getting immunization shots. The process is a necessary evil. A necessary evil that saves lives.
For the record, I believe in getting kids immunized. I have watched the measles and pertusis (whooping cough) renaissance that came up as a result of parents opting out of vaccinations for their kids.
So how can you make the trip to the doctor’s a little less onerous for you, your kid(s) and your kid’s doctors?
- Make a list of your questions for your kid’s doctor. A list keeps you organized and helps you stay on track during the doctor’s visit that seem to be getting shorter.
2. Take your kid’s immunizations records with you as well as any forms the school wants you to have filled out.
3. Prepare your child for the doctor’s visit. Offer a reward for getting the shots like a “big boy” or “big girl”. Works all the time.
4. Arrive early for your appointment. You need the time to get through the myriad of forms they will have you fill.
5. Keep you end of the bargain. Give the kids the treat you promised.