ANCHOR LEAD: According to the World Health Organization, vaccines help prevent more than 30 infectious diseases worldwide. Chanel Caraway tells us why it may be time to take your children for a wellness checkup. (:60)
SCRIPT: Health Care Now, I’m Chanel Caraway. With a new school year quickly approaching, now is a good time to think beyond shopping and extracurricular activities. Registered Nurse and CEO of HealthyWomen, Beth Battaglino, recommends having a chat about your child’s health care with their health care provider.
CUT: (Battaglino) The school year can be hectic, so I encourage parents to use the summer break to make appointments with their child’s health care professional to discuss vaccines recommended for their pre-teens and teens. As your children grow, it’s also important to check on any previous vaccinations that may need to be updated.
SCRIPT: Battaglino also says that there are other vaccines recommended for older children...
CUT: (Battaglino) Pre-teen and teen, boys and girls, may be at risk for certain diseases beyond those they were at risk for when they were younger. So, it’s important to discuss the vaccines and dosing schedules that are recommended for children in these age groups.
SCRIPT: Vaccines are recommended not only for children, pre-teens and teens, but across an individual’s entire lifetime to help maintain health and wellness. To learn more about vaccines for all stages of life, visit LifetimeOfVaccines.com. That’s Health Care Now from HealthyWomen.
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