Protect your child’s health by staying current on their vaccinations.
One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to make sure they get vaccinated. From the moment they are born, your child will begin getting vaccines to bolster their immune system to fight and protect against infection. They will also continue to get various vaccines throughout childhood and adolescence. By turning to our Casa Grande, AZ, pediatricians Dr. Bayo Atolagbe and Dr. George Onyia of Starlight Pediatric Primary and Urgent Care you can ensure that your child will always stay up to date on all immunizations.
Your Child’s Immunization Schedule
All children will follow the same immunization schedule mapped out by the CDC. This immunization schedule may change, so It’s important to discuss any of these changes with our Casa Grande, AZ, pediatricians.
We also know that some parents might be hesitant about vaccines. It’s our job to provide you with all the information you need to make a smart and informed decision regarding your child’s health. If you are curious to know what vaccines your child needs throughout childhood, the CDC has an awesome “parent-friendly” immunization schedule that you can view online or print out.
The Importance of Immunizations
You’ve heard that immunizations are important for kids, but maybe you don’t know why. Here are the top reasons all children should be immunized (unless otherwise directed by a licensed medical professional),
- First and foremost, it protects your child against certain life-threatening and debilitating illnesses by strengthening their immune system
- It prevents death, long-term disability, and other serious health complications associated with these communicable diseases
- It protects immunocompromised individuals and babies who may be unable to get vaccinated
- It protects the community at large
It’s true that just because we have vaccines to protect against certain diseases doesn’t mean that these viruses or illnesses have gone away. The only way to truly protect your child is to make sure they get vaccinated. If children didn’t get vaccinated, many of these diseases would become widespread again.
It’s also important to note that vaccines are not dangerous nor do they cause the virus or infection they’ve been created to prevent. Vaccines contain either a dead or weakened form of the virus, which isn’t enough to get sick but is enough to trigger the immune system to develop antibodies against the infection.
If you have questions about immunizations, our Casa Grande, AZ, pediatricians are always happy to answer any questions you have. Simply call Starlight Pediatric Primary and Urgent Care today at (520) 510-0087 to schedule an appointment or to learn more.