TIRED OF FEELING OVERWHELMED WITH DOCTOR VISITS & SHOT RECORDS?
It’s my baby Lay 1-month appointment and everything is becoming a blur.
Three kids can easily make you feel as though you’re losing control.
Between who received which shots, when were the latest sports physical, next upcoming well visits, or when were they last sick, is overwhelming.
I am sure it due to the new addition to our family, and lack of sleep has made my memory less reliable.
So when my Husband asked me when was our oldest Leo had his last physical and tetanus shot so he can sign him up for baseball, I realized I need a system. Because honestly, I didn’t remember.
I mean why are they so many doctor visit anyway? I can’t even keep up.
To make things in my life more simple …below is a medical record & immunization sheet.
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Don’t Get Shots No Worries.
There seems to always a debate on whether a child should or should not receive a shot.
The alleged effects if you do get shots and the outcome if you don’t.
That is not something I worry about because whether you a for or against immunization is a decision that should be left up to the parent. Every family dynamic is different, and every parent has a reason.
I pretty much believe it’s a double-edged sword, so you damned if you do and damned if you don’t receive shots.
I am aware of all the risks, but death I can’t bear.
So, to accommodate parents, the downloads are made separately.
One has the Medical Record printable and the other is the immunization record printable.
The Best Way to use the Medical Record
If you have more than one child like me, then print out as many as needed. I have a sheet for each child which can then conveniently go into your Planner. Don’t have a planner? Check out here to learn more about the best planner to Organize Mom.
So, I have the date of the appointment followed by if it’s a (well visit, sick visit, or sports physical).
Then identify if it’s at a different office site, walk-in clinic, or hospital. We have several office locations so I indicate that on the sheet,
Next, is where you record your child’s height and weight. If you can see my daughter Legacee pronounced Legacy was 19 inch and 9 lbs 3 oz.
Followed by the notes section. In this section, you can add whatever you like such as if you saw a different doctor than usual or what the visit was about.
TIP: Make your child’s next appointment while still in the office. Then in pencil, record your child’s upcoming appointment so if it needs to be changed it can.
How to use the Immunization Sheet
As with the Medical Record, each child should have their own sheet that way when you need to refer to the sheet it’s quick and easy.
It a simple check sheet so when you go to the doctors you can check off which vaccines your child received. Quick and easy!
If you are wondering what vaccine your child will receive and when then use the interactive schedule for a complete list of vaccinations by simply entering your child’s birth date. It’s an easy way to keep a schedule for your child’s upcoming shots.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers excellent resources to check the schedule for the recommended age. Or information for catching up on missed vaccinations. If you have any questions, please talk to your doctor. READ: Immunizations for children: What you need to know
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