You've done your homework, researching and interviewing to find the best care for your child, but is your caregiver-nanny, babysitter, daycare worker or family member-protected against the flu?
After many months of soul-searching and multiple failed attempts to get information from my pediatrician, I decided to do some research on vaccines and the risks to my newborn.
Good news for parents who seek to protect their children from Thimerosal in influenza vaccines. Thimerosal has been added to vaccines for well over sixty years now, but due to its mercury content many scientists believe its time to offer either alternatives or Thimerosal-free vaccines.
Studies show that women are more prone to colds and flus after having children -- and kids themselves are exposed to germs continually in childcare and preschool. So it's smart to take up arms against those microbial invaders!