National Infant Immunization Week is April 27-May 4. To help educate the
Campbell County, Wyoming community on the importance of immunizations,
Campbell County Health experts at the Campbell County Medical Group
Kid Clinic and
Pediatrics Clinic have put together some videos and blog posts.
Hear how Campbell County Health helps to make your child's immunization
visit a success from Dr.
Hollie Stewart, MD, who is a pediatrician in the Campbell County Medical Group
Check out some more information from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to hold your child during a vaccination below.
Parents and caregivers play an important role when children receive vaccines.
A parent’s embrace during vaccination offers several benefits. A
- Safely prevents children from moving their arms and legs during injections
- Avoids frightening children by embracing them instead of overpowering them
- Encourages parents to nurture and comfort their child
- Allows the healthcare professional steady control of the limb and injection site
For infants and toddlers who are getting a vaccine in the leg, parents can:
- Hold the child on their lap
- Place the child’s arms under one of their own arms and around their
back for a secure, hug-like hold
- Use their free arm and hand to hold the child’s other arm gently
- Anchor the child’s feet firmly between their thighs
For older children who are getting a vaccine in an arm, parents can:
- Hold their child on their lap, or have the child stand in front of the
- Embrace their child during the injection
- Anchor both of the child’s legs between their thighs
Hollie Stewart, MD, works with Dr.
Francesca McCaffrey and
Valerie Amstadt, PA-C, at the CCMG
Pediatrics Clinic located in the
Main Clinic at 501 S. Burma Avenue in Gillette, Wyoming, on the south side of Campbell
County Memorial Hospital. Learn more about this practice at