Welcome to Shot of Prevention from Danielle Romaguera
Oct 20, 2009
By Danielle Romaguera
Hello and welcome to Shot of Prevention! As co-editor, I am very excited to be launching this blog, and am looking forward to the conversations we will be having. I hope that by having these important discussions that more parents can engage with doctors, nurses and other parents to learn the facts about vaccines and make informed decisions to help protect the life of their child and the lives of many other children.
Today parents have so many decisions to make, and I hope that through this blog, the decision about vaccinating themselves and their children can be made easier for them. My daughter Brie had not yet reached the age to be vaccinated for pertussis (whooping cough). Because she was exposed to the disease before she could be vaccinated, it ultimately took her life when she was just 52 days old. I wish that I had had the opportunity to make the decision to protect Brie and have already informed friends and family that only those who have themselves been vaccinated for influenza and pertussis may visit our pending precious newborn. I take heart in knowing that I have the opportunity to facilitate the important discussions about vaccines with others through Shot of Prevention.
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