The Importance of Vaccinating Your Child
posted: Jun. 07, 2021.
Protect your child from dangerous communicable diseases by getting them vaccinated.
Your child’s health is the most important thing in this world. It’s important to keep them healthy, happy, and growing strong, and one of the best ways to do this is by preventing certain illnesses from affecting them in the first place. Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, serves the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland areas. Your experienced pediatricians Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani provide vaccinations to kids and teens as a way to safeguard them from 14 different diseases that could be dangerous or even deadly.
What is a vaccine?
A vaccine provides your body with antibodies, which help it fight foreign germs and build up immunity to the infection. In some vaccines, an inactive or weak version of the disease is injected into the body, which is just enough to stimulate the body’s release of antibodies to fight the infection. These antibodies are then in your body for the rest of your life to prevent infections in the future.
Are vaccines safe?
This is one of the most common questions that our Longwood, FL pediatricians, serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland areas, are asked on a regular basis. Of course, your top priority is to provide your child with the care they need to stay healthy. Vaccines are one surefire way to protect against a lot of childhood illnesses that are serious or life-threatening such as polio.
Not vaccinating children not only leaves your child susceptible to these dangerous infections but also other children that your child comes in contact with. This is why it’s important that all children receive the recommended vaccines unless otherwise indicated by your child’s doctor.
Which vaccines does my child need?
Your child will go through a series of different vaccines throughout the course of their life starting from birth. Your child’s first pediatrician visit should be only a few days after they are born and these visits will continue quite regularly for the first 4 years of their life. After that, they should come in once a year for checkups. During these checkups, we will administer a host of vaccines. The CDC provides a helpful immunization schedule for children and teens to follow.
Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, serves the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland areas. We are proud to provide vaccinations and other comprehensive pediatric health care. To discuss vaccinations with Dr. Ambwani and Dr. Ubhrani, call us today at (407) 644-9970.
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