Being a new mom has kept me so busy, but it’s important to take a minute to slow down and think about doing the best things I can do for my family. Of course, health comes at the top of this list and a new baby makes me think about what I can do to give the best to my children.
We all know that babies’ immunizations are top of mind, but have you thought about your own immunizations? A 2019 Ipsos survey found that 8 in 10 parents are more likely to prioritize their family’s health over their own.
As parents, we often forget about our own health because our focus is on our little ones. We need to remember that as we age, our immune system gradually weakens and becomes less effective at protecting us from disease, increasing the chances of catching infections – ‘ain’t nobody got time for that’!
From the survey, half of Canadian parents, 52% to be exact, feel that keeping up to date on adult vaccinations is less important than making sure their child or children are up to date on recommended childhood immunizations. In addition, only 6 in 10 Canadians say they are knowledgeable about adult vaccinations!
Just like regular exercise and a healthy diet, keeping up to date on your vaccinations can be a key part of helping to maintain your health. I think it’s important for everyone to take the time to learn about which vaccines may be right for you at whatever age.
Because of the information above, my husband and I decided to look into our own health and get caught up on any out of date vaccinations. We want to do everything we can to be around for as long as possible for our kids. Please make sure you stay well informed and up to date with your own health and information surrounding it.
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