Summer time is the perfect time to be making sure your family is up-to-date on all of their vaccinations. Many states have rules and regulations about vaccinations at different stages of education. For example, my children had to have booster shots before starting middle school. In a couple more years, we will have to go through it again as my son gets ready for college.
When PIMYU added the PHR tab last year, I made time to enter some of the basics, like doctor information, insurance carriers, and emergency contacts. One thing I didn’t have time to do was locate all four vaccination histories and enter them into the system. So this summer, I am delegating that task to the kids.
The first thing to do is to go through the filing cabinet and find all of the cards. The kids’ information is a bit easier to find because my husband and I have made sure to keep all of it in a single location. It is going to take the children a bit longer to locate all of the information on my husband and me because we have really only paid attention to our tetanus shots since college. We all have fairly healthy immune systems, so we don’t get the flu vaccines.
Once those are located, the kids get to go into PIMYU and enter all of the information on each of the records. Because we don’t want to have to dig around for the records every time, I will have them add images of the records as well. This should be particularly useful as there are numerous documents for both of the adults in our house.
Once all of the information is in the system, it is my turn to review it to see what we need in the upcoming future. Since my kids are on different shot schedules (my son is a couple of years older, so he will need his shots earlier than my daughter), I will be able to enter the information into my PIMYU calendar with a reminder to get the shots. My husband and I will also need to see when we need our next shots because it has been a while since we last had our tetanus shots.