Immunizations and Why They Are Important

Starlight Pediatrics Primary and Urgent Care is here for you when your child needs immunizations in Casa Grande, AZ. Our practice believes that all children should be vaccinated, and Dr. Bayo Atolagbe and Dr. George Onyia love to see whole families grow up happy and healthy with immunizations.

What are immunizations?

Immunity means protection from infectious disease, and immunization is the process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. A vaccination is an injection that imitates an infection to stimulate the body's natural immune response.

Children should be vaccinated to help guard against illnesses that can be harmful or fatal, but too many parents neglect to keep their children up to date on immunizations. Keep reading for why it's so important, and come see us if you have any questions about the safety of vaccines.

Why are they important?

Immunizations in Casa Grande, AZ, are a safe and effective way to prevent illness. Vaccinations guard you against illnesses, but getting vaccinated also helps others. If you're a healthy adult, you've built up natural immunity over time but some people have too weak of an immune system to be vaccinated. If the majority of people are immune, there is much less of a chance of someone with a compromised immune system who could not be vaccinated becoming infected. This concept is called herd immunity.

Herd immunity helps protect some of the people most vulnerable to disease, including children with weakened immune systems. This is why children are often required to be vaccinated for school and group sports. Starlight Pediatric Primary and Urgent Care recommend immunizations in Casa Grande, AZ, so your children can safely attend school, participate in sports, and live a healthy life! To make an appointment with Dr. Atolagbe and Dr. Onyia, contact us at (520) 510-0087.

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