Bonding with a newborn after delivery is more than a sacred maternal rite of passage. Those first moments and the days that follow the delivery form a strong attachment between newborns and parent(s) or primary caregiver. Even when medical care interrupts this bonding process, smiling faces establish a deep human connection for the infant to feel she is welcome in this world.
What would a world look like without vaccines?
Now more than ever we are seeing the benefits of having vaccines for illnesses, and the vaccines for COVID-19 are helping us return to some degree of normalcy. Once a safe and effective vaccine is developed, we will be able to vaccinate many people to help eliminate the risk of another crushing pandemic.