(BPT) - For kids, summertime comes with a lot of pent-up excitement. It’s that time of year when kids can get out, take a break, try something new and make lifelong memories. It’s the return of favorite summer activities, like riding bikes through the neighborhood, swinging at the playground for hours, cannonballs in the pool and summer camp with friends. But as summer activities ramp up, it’s important for children to catch up on any missed well-child visits and routine vaccinations to help protect them against serious diseases like measles and whooping cough.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending these “Top Four Tips” to help make sure your kids are in tip-top shape for summertime fun:
You may not be able to prevent every bump or bruise, but you can ensure your child is better protected against some serious diseases with routine vaccinations. Summer is the time to play catch-up. Help protect your child’s health by ensuring they are caught up on their regular checkups and routine vaccinations.
Learn more about routine childhood vaccination and other ways to keep your child healthy here.