Immunizations are required and necessary, and in most cases parents are able to ease their children’s anxiety about shots with promises of lollipops, ice cream or something fun to do, according to a Passport-sponsored article in Insider Louisville.
There’s no arguing with their effectiveness. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health officials are focusing attention on the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Groups that are being targeted include pregnant women, babies and young children, preteens, teens, and adults.
For Kentuckians, immunization certificates are a requirement for children to be admitted to schools, daycare centers and Head Start programs. The first shots are required before children are 5 months old, and continue through the start of 6th grade. For more information from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), please click here.