The Importance of Vaccinations
posted: Mar. 25, 2019.
Childhood vaccinations are one of the most important defenses against a range of illnesses that can put your child's health and wellbeing at risk, from seasonal flu to the measles and mumps. In addition to protecting the individuals who are vaccinated, vaccines also provide protection for children and adults who may not be able to get vaccinated due to underlying health conditions through a concept known as herd immunity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issue guidelines (known as the Routine Vaccination Schedule) that outline the type and frequency of vaccinations that children should receive at various milestones. But every child's health and needs are different, and your pediatrician can recommend an appropriate vaccination schedule if adjustments are necessary. Dr. Jag Ambwani, Dr. Nancy Zuker, and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani offer vaccinations and comprehensive pediatric care in Longwood, FL, and serving Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maltland, FL.
Get Your Child Vaccinated
As the CDC points out, it is much easier and affordable to prevent diseases and illnesses than it is to treat them. Even common illnesses like the flu can lead to serious complications for vulnerable members of the population like infants, young children, the elderly, and anyone with underlying medical conditions. Preventable illnesses also cause children to miss school and extracurricular activities and put other children (and adults) in the home at risk.
Vaccinations protect against a number of illnesses including:
- Seasonal flu
- Whooping cough
In addition to modern diseases, vaccines have helped to eradicate deadly plague-like diseases like small pox, and save millions of lives every year. Vaccines are a safe and essential part of pediatric and early childhood healthcare.
Find a Pediatrician
For more information about childhood vaccinations and pediatric care, contact Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maltland areas by calling (407) 644-9970 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ambwani, Dr. Zuker, or Dr. Ubhrani today.
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