A few weeks ago my son informed me I needed to get the “grandparent shot”….especially if I wanted to be near the new baby. I said “what?!…I’ve had two children, two grandchildren, and five nieces; I don’t think I need a shot to hold my third grandson”. He kindly said his wife would appreciate it if I got the shot.
Not wanting to be one of those mother-in-laws, I googled The Grandparent Shot, not really expecting any results. Surprise, lots of results popped up! According to the CDC, The Grandparent Shot is the Tdap vaccine which protects against whooping cough (also called pertussis), tetanus and diphtheria. It’s very important to have the vaccine to protect babies from whooping cough. Cases of whooping cough have been on the rise in the US for the last five years, with two to three fatalities per 100 infants.
Needless to say, I got the shot as did Tim. Baby Mac, we’re ready for your arrival!