Here We Grow Pediatrics want to keep our patients and their families safe. Childhood immunizations are one of the best ways to prevent serious infectious diseases.
Our immunization program protects children against many serious infectious diseases. Vaccines work to stimulate the body’s natural immune system by teaching it to produce antibodies that will fight infections.
want to book your child for immunization or find out more about how to keep your child safe? feel free to call us today.
why is childhood immunization so important?
Childhood immunizations are a vital part of our modern health care system. Vaccines are designed to protect a child from a variety of diseases. Some have even eliminated diseases like polio, and so many others have been rendered far less dangerous. The process used to develop a vaccine is rigorous. While a few can have side effects, the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Vaccines in the US must pass a rigorous regulatory approval process. Once they have passed these requirements, they continue to be tightly regulated as they are produced and shipped to clinics and vaccination centers across the country.
how do childhood vaccines work?
Vaccines stimulate the body’s immune system to produce antibodies to fight the infection before it can become dangerous. Moreover, it reduces the risk of developing serious diseases, such as polio, measles and even some cancers. The goal of childhood immunization is to not only protect individuals but also prevent diseases from spreading through the community.
The way vaccines work is by teaching the body’s immune system without exposure to the dangerous disease. They cause antibodies in the body to attack the pathogens, thereby reducing the risk of your child becoming serously infected. Ultimately, childhood immunization protects children from serious diseases that can be fatal and/or have life-long complications. With the right immunizations, a child’s risk of contracting any of these illnesses is significantly reduced.
common side effects of immunizations
Vaccines are among the safest forms of modern medicine. They have made many childhood diseases rare and have helped so many children healthy. However, there are some side effects associated with immunization. These include fever, rash, and soreness at the injection site. Vaccines can cause minor discomfort in some youngsters.
Most of these side effects can be mild and temporary. If you have any concerns, feel free to call us. The vast majority of children do not experience any severe side effects after vaccination.
how are vaccines given?
Most vaccines are given by injection. However, some are administered orally or even through a nasal spray.
A vaccine is administered using a specific route of administration. The most common route of vaccination is an intramuscular injection. It involves injecting the vaccine into the body.
getting your child immunized
We will be sure to keep your child up to date on their vaccines during your recommended well child checks. We will also keep a record of all their vaccines in our patient portal so you can easily access them at any time.
If you have a question about childhood vaccination, feel free to call us today to book an appointment to speak with either of the leading pediatric doctors at the clinic.
start your child's immunization program on time
As a parent, it is essential that you make sure that your child receives the recommended vaccine at the appropriate age.
At Here We Grow Pediatrics, we will maintain your child’s chart, which you will be able to access via our online portal.
Still have questions about getting your child immunized? Feel free to make an appointment with us today, and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.