Vaccines are one of the best ways to safeguard our children from serious diseases.
As parents, we want to do whatever’s possible to prevent our children from getting sick. While we may not be able to avoid being exposed to things like the common cold or strep throat, there are ways to protect your child from serious and potentially dangerous diseases. Our Ocala, FL, pediatricians provide children of all ages with the immunizations they need to grow up healthy.
Why should every child be vaccinated?
From measles and mumps to whooping cough and polio, these are just some of the diseases that have been nearly eradicated thanks to vaccines. Vaccines save millions of lives each year. Here are some of the benefits of keeping your child current on their vaccinations:
Protect Against Disease
This is the most obvious benefit to getting vaccinated. Young child, in particular, are susceptible to developing infections because their immune systems aren’t fully developed enough to be able to fight off certain diseases. Vaccines help your child’s body create the necessary antibodies to protect them from disease without having to get sick first.
Protect Your Community
There are some people out there that cannot get vaccinated (both children and adults) and this is another reason why people who can safely get vaccinated should, as this helps the greater good and protects susceptible people from developing potentially dangerous illnesses.
When should my child get vaccinated?
Your child will receive their first vaccination right after they are born. From there your child will need to visit their pediatrician in Ocala, FL, regularly for checkups and immunizations. We know that remembering when your child needs to get vaccinated can be confusing and we don’t expect you to know that off the top of your head. Luckily, the CDC has created a handy vaccine schedule that you can place on your fridge to remind you when your child needs to come into our office for their vaccinations.
Here at Kid’s Health Alliance in Ocala, FL, we put your child’s health first. If it’s time to schedule your child’s next vaccination with their pediatrician, call our office today for an appointment. If you have any questions or concerns about childhood vaccinations don’t hesitate to talk to us.