A guide to caring for your newborn Illness prevention and vaccines

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Illness Prevention - Vaccination

Wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before caring for your baby. Insist that others do the same. Consider asking those who do not live with you to wear a mask when visiting your home during pandemics and cold and flu season.

Vaccinations are extremely safe and highly effective at preventing potentially life-threatening illnesses. Delaying or putting off vaccinations may put your baby at risk for serious infection. Your provider will discuss vaccines with you.