I'm excited to be a part of a Twitter chat Monday night {I'm @samarapostuma} with Twin Cities Moms Blog and Children's Hospitals and Clinics. We'll be talking vaccines and leading the chat will be expert from Children’s (@ChildrensMN), Patsy Stinchfield (@InfectiousPS). Patsy is the Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Infection Prevention and Control at Children’s. Patsy will be joined by Dr. John Baker (@jbakermetropeds), Metropolitan Pediatric Specialists (Metro Peds) in Burnsville, along with Children’s, to answer any questions that YOU might want to ask about vaccinations.

Even better than a chance to learn more about a widely discussed topic? Children’s is giving away a $50 Target gift card to one of our #MNVaxchat participants. Be sure to use that specific hashtag in each of your responses to be sure we see your tweets.

The Twitter chat will take place at 8 pm CST for one hour and you can follow along and participate by using #MNVaxChat

In the spirit of full disclosure, I do vaccinate my kids and really feel strongly about it. When one of my children had food allergies a few years back we really took a step back and slowed down the schedule of immunizations but in my mind and heart, I would much rather protect my child from illness for an inconvenient poke than risk illness or disease later on in life. 

Vaccines can be a divisive topic but it can also be an informative, respectful discussion. I hope you can join us and have your questions answered and share your opinion and experience tonight even if it's different than mine.

Not on Twitter and want to join? Here's some step by step instructions on how to join Twitter and our chat Monday night from Twin Cities Moms Blog.