Vaccination is one of the best methods to protect children from life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are the result of years of research and medical advancement. Vaccines are safe and very effective in preventing diseases that once caused a high number of fatalities. Throughout time, statistics have demonstrated us that many preventable diseases have declined by almost 90% since the 20th century in the U.S. alone and many of them have been eradicated or reduced by 99%. However, some vaccine-preventable diseases like pertussis and chickenpox still remain common in our country. Vaccine-preventable diseases remain low in numbers but the number can quickly rise because of the disease prevalence in other parts of the world.
By vaccinating your children, you become part of a collective effort to establish a safe, disease-free community.
Immunizations prevent potential costs associated with the treatment of preventable diseases. Immunization schedules have been established by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Age- appropriate vaccines are typically administered during a child’s well visit.
Vaccination provides protection against diseases and prepares children to attend school with immunity against several diseases.
It’s important not to fall behind and to follow the recommended vaccination guidelines that your healthcare provider provides. Vaccine side effects are typically minimal or not experienced at all, the greatest complaint is typically discomfort and pain during the vaccine’s administration.
We encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider about your child’s vaccinations today!