It is World Immunization Week; an observance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise public awareness about how immunizations can save lives. During this week-long event, efforts are made to encourage parents to vaccinate their children against a variety of preventable diseases.
Immunizations prevent illness, disability and death from many diseases, including:
- Cervical cancer
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, mumps and rubella
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Rotavirus diarrhea
Despite all their benefits, there is still an estimated 18.7 million infants worldwide still missing out on basic vaccines.
One of the best ways for parents to keep track of their children’s immunization history and make sure they are up-to-date on all of their vaccinations is by setting up an electronic medical record (EMR), like MyChart, which is available for free to all Jamaica Hospital patients.
In addition to allowing parents to access to their children’s records, including their immunization history, MyChart also gives patients the ability to:
- Review test results online
- Review health education topics
- Access discharge instructions
- Request prescription refills online
- Interact with your provider via email
- Request an appointment
To create an account is easy. All a patient needs to do is go to the Jamaica Hospital website and click the link to MediSys MyChart: https://mychart.medisys.org and click on the “sign up now” tab.
World Immunization Week is an opportunity for Jamaica Hospital to remind parents of the importance of maintaining their children’s vaccinations and how MyChart can help them do that. My making it easy to access their immunization history, parents can make sure their children are properly protected.
All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.