Namely — why did the babies and toddlers have to leave the comfort of their cars and wait in a long line — in the rain, no less — to get their vaccinations?
I was told that health workers thought it would be easier to vaccinate small children if the parents held them.
As the mother of a child who fights all shots, I can say with some authority that a car seat and seat belt would have offered more in the way of constraint than my weary arms. (Because I thought it was a drive-through clinic, my 4-year-old was in PJs and bare feet. I had to hold him in that blasted line for 45 minutes. By the time it was our turn, my arms were shaking from the effort.)
Meanwhile, the adults-only cars cruised through in comfort while we stood in the rain.
After the E-man was vaccinated, we had to go home and change clothes, because even with an umbrella, we had gotten drenched.
Don’t get me wrong — I’m very grateful for these mass clinics. I just think it would have been better to allow kids and parents to remain in their cars during the process.