Vaccination Research

Azraa - posted on 03/06/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )




Hi everyone!

I don't know whether this is the place for this, but I thought that I would give it a shot.
I do not have kids, but this question is definitely related to kids.
I am giving a presentation to a Mother and Child class. The children are 1 1/2 to 3 years old.
How would I go about presenting in a way that the parents, as well as their kids were kept alert and entertained?

Also, I would like to know from all the parents here...
What are your views on vaccinations?

Thank you in advance!


Sarah - posted on 03/06/2015




What sort of mother and child class? My advice varies totally if it is a mom and tot swim class or other activity vs. something like baby sign language. If you can give some info about the content and setting, you will get better advice.
I am pro-vaccine, I believe the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks. That's my opinion.


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Sarah - posted on 03/07/2015




Bring an assistant who can play with the kids while you talk to the parents. You have a limited amount of time and parents of toddlers can't give you their full attention without some help.

Azraa - posted on 03/07/2015




I'm not sure whether everyone who commented will see this reply...

But thank you for the comments!
I apologise for being so vague, let me give a little more information:

I am a Pharmacy student who was tasked with educating the community on an issue that I found important. I chose the idea of Vaccinations because of the latest 'fad' amongst middle class mothers to not vaccinate their children, citing alleged developmental problems caused by vaccines.

I am a firm believer in important vaccinations due to the importance of eradicating diseases like polio and measles.

So I chose a mother and child class to present to.
It is not a long presentation (about 15 minutes)
The class comprises of about 10-15 mothers and their children (ages 1 and a half to 3)
I will be presenting during their 'free time' session which is basically time for the parents to socialize with their kids and other parents.
The class itself is more of a developmental class, so they engage in stimulating activities focusing on fine and motor skills.

Keeping everyone engaged is my biggest dilemma at the moment...

Thank you

Ev - posted on 03/06/2015




I also believe the benefits of vaccines are better than not getting them over all. I know of a family that does not do this because of their religious reasons. But from what I know I do not think its really that. The mother is determined that vaccines cause autism and researches the entire internet to find that proof she wants but she does not realize that not everything you find online is accurate or true.

Jodi - posted on 03/06/2015




I agree with Sarah, you are a bit vague on the purpose of this class and the purpose of your presentation.

I also believe that the benefits of vaccinations outweigh the risks.

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