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Ready for Exclusion Day?

Do you know if your child’s immunizations are up-to-date? In a few days, your answer to that question could really affect your child’s schedule (and yours, too).

Vaccine Exclusion Day is February 21st this year. Children who are not current on their immunizations by that day will be excluded from school or daycare until their vaccines are caught up, or an exemption is received.

Vaccines required this school year

If you discover that your kiddo is behind on vaccines, please give us a call to schedule an appointment to get caught up! We’re happy to help.

Metro Peds would like to remind our patients and families that vaccination is the best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are given for specific diseases because they can cause very significant morbidity (illness) and mortality (death). The majority of children have no side effects from vaccines beyond a few tears from a needle poke.

Need a copy of your child’s immunization record?

Did you know that you can quickly print your child’s immunization record from your MyHealth account? You can also use the portal to ask non-urgent medical advice questions, view test results, schedule and view upcoming appointments, request prescription refills, and view your health summary!

If you’re not already signed up, get started at myhealth.lhs.org/myhealth/signup.

Credible Vaccine Resources

For more information about vaccines, please talk with your pediatrician. We know that concerned parents sometimes use the internet to gather vaccine information, and while there’s some good information out there, there’s also a lot of poor information. We caution you to be careful about the sources you use to get vaccine information. Here are some great, reputable resources about vaccines and their safety:

AAP’s Healthy Children

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Vaccine Education Center

National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs)

Vaccinate Your Baby

Voices for Vaccines