New York state internist Fran Ganz-Lord, MD, says vaccinating your kids is one of the greatest acts of love. She relayed the following story on a physician-mothers Facebook group, (posted with permission):
“Today I took my 3 girls in for physicals and flu shots. Oldest also needed a TdaP and was freaking out. I got one inch from her face with a smile, put one hand over her heart, held her head steady with the other and looked right into her eyes and as they gave her two shots I said, "I vaccinate you because I love you...because I love you." Those that know me will attest that I'm not so corny/warm and fuzzy all the time — but my best friend died two-and-a-half years ago of influenza. The oldest is the only one who remembers/knows...she started to cry.”Dr. Ganz-Lord’s powerful message resonated deeply with fellow physician mother Leilani Valdes, MD, a Victoria, Texas pathologist and member of TMA’s Be Wise—ImmunizeSM panel. Dr. Valdes shared Dr. Ganz-Lord’s story with her colleagues. “I will use, “I vaccinate you because I love you” when I take my kids to get vaccinated from now on!” she said.