You want to do what’s best for your child, and one of the most important ways you can protect your child’s health is with vaccinations.
Why Your Child Needs Vaccinations
Children are more vulnerable to infectious, contagious diseases because a child’s immune system isn’t fully developed. Vaccinations are the most effective way to protect against serious and deadly diseases like meningitis, polio, and hepatitis.
How Your Child Can Benefit From Vaccinations
Vaccines provide important benefits like these:
Effectiveness, boasting a 90-99% success rate in preventing contagious, infectious, and serious diseases. They are also required for your child to attend school or daycare.
Safety, because vaccines are tested in multiple clinical trials and need to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians before they are released to the public.
Convenience, because vaccines can be administered during a routine well-child visit, so you don’t have to make an additional appointment just for vaccinations.
Vaccines Your Child Needs
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides a list of required vaccinations from birth to 18 years old. These include:
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
- Haemophilus influenza type B
- Pneumococcal conjugate
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Hepatitis A
- Human papillomavirus
- Meningococcal conjugate
Additional Protections Provided by Vaccinations
Infectious and contagious diseases spread quickly. Before the development of vaccines, diseases killed millions of people. Now, thanks to vaccines, many diseases have almost been eradicated. When your child is vaccinated, it also protects:
- Members of your household
- Your child’s playmates
- Your child’s teachers
- Other people your child meets
Make sure that your child is visiting our pediatricians regularly to keep up to date on their vaccinations . To schedule your child’s next checkup, call Centennial Pediatrics at (702) 897-6000