Calming Parents, Kids Fears Over Childhood Vaccine Schedule

Sanford Health Family Medicine Specialist outlines the importance of each shot as kids get set to head back-to-school

Parents nationwide continue to voice concerns over what has been a growing vaccine schedule in recent years, so much so, that some families are routinely skipping required shots for their children to go back to school. South Dakota doesn’t see as much push back as other states. Still, there is a risk to not only children, but entire communities for those who choose to go without.

As kids prepare once again for class, a Sanford Health Family Medicine specialist sat down with KDLT News to discuss the concerns, the benefits, the shot parents of teens need to be talking with their kids about, and the best way to calm the nerves of a child who may be afraid of how much any vaccination might hurt.

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