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By Longwood Pediatrics
June 07, 2021
Category: Pediatric Health
Tags: Vaccines   Vaccinations  

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.

By Longwood Pediatrics
March 01, 2021
Category: Pediatric Care
Tags: Vaccines   Vaccinations   Pediatrician  

Your pediatricians in Longwood, FL, can help keep your child healthy with vaccinations.

Vaccinating your child is one of the easiest and most important ways you can safeguard your child’s health. Childhood vaccinations protect your child against serious and even deadly diseases and conditions like the flu, measles, hepatitis, and many others.

Your pediatrician wants to partner with you to make sure your child is current on required vaccinations. Dr. Jag Ambwani, and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani,  of Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, offer comprehensive pediatric medical care, including vaccinations, to keep your child healthy.

Children’s immune systems are often not as robust as adults. That means your child may suffer the effects of a disease or medical condition more severely. Your child may be much more prone to developing complications related to a disease or medical condition. Routine vaccinations protect your child.

Remember that when your child is protected from contagious diseases, it also protects your child’s teachers, playmates, and others your child comes into contact with. When your child is vaccinated, it also protects you!

Vaccinations are more than just a good idea. They are also required for your child to attend daycare or school. You must show proof your child is current on vaccinations, and your pediatrician can help you get the vaccination records you need.

This is a list of required vaccinations published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from birth to 18 years of age:

  • (Hep B) Hepatitis B
  • (Dtap) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • (Hib) Haemophilus influenza type B
  • (IPV) Polio
  • (PCV13) Pneumococcal conjugate
  • (RV) Rotavirus
  • (MMR) Measles, mumps, rubella
  • (Varicella) Chickenpox
  • (HepA) Hepatitis A
  • (HPV) Human papillomavirus
  • (MCV4) Meningococcal conjugate
  • (Influenza) Flu

To find out more about the importance of vaccinating your child, and other pediatric medical care services, call Dr. Ambwani, or Dr. Ubhrani of Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, at (407) 644-9970 now!

By Longwood Pediatrics
March 10, 2020
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Vaccines   Vaccinations  

Did you know that among the most effective ways to safeguard your children's health is through recommended vaccinations? Under the expert care of our pediatricians, Dr. Dolly Ubhrani and Dr. Jag Ambwani, here at Longwood Pediatrics in Lake Mary, FL, we offer vaccines to ensure that your child will be protected from various preventable diseases. With this in mind, below are some vaccine facts that highlight how crucial they are for you and your family.

Vaccines are Extremely Effective and Safe

Did you know that vaccines are only made available to the public after they have gone a thorough and extensive review by doctors, scientists, and relevant healthcare professionals? While, vaccines, in some cases, can cause minor fevers and discomfort at the injection site, this is nothing compared to the trauma and pain of the various diseases that these vaccines are capable of preventing. More importantly, the preventive benefits that vaccines provide outweigh the potential side effects.

Vaccinations Could Save The Life of Your Child

Certain diseases that once took the lives of thousands of people have now been successfully eliminated (while others are close to being eliminated) mainly because of effective and safe vaccines. An excellent example of this is polio. What was once considered the most dangerous and frightening disease in the U.S, has now largely been eliminated thanks to the polio vaccine.

Vaccines Can Protect Others Who Can’t Receive Vaccines

It’s unfortunate that some kids can sill contract diseases preventable by vaccines. Some kids might be too young, while others might not be ideal candidates for immunizations because of severe allergies or compromised immune systems due to leukemia. To help ensure the safety of these kids, it’s vital that your kids get timely and complete vaccines from your pediatrician in Lake Mary, FL. This way, besides safeguarding your family, you also help prevent the possibility of spreading these diseases.

Vaccinations also Safeguard Future Generations

Immunizations have minimized, and even eliminated (in certain cases), plenty of diseases such as smallpox that severely disabled or killed many people a couple of generations past. Children these days don’t need to get the smallpox vaccine since it has been completely eradicated. This means that continuing to vaccinate children will help ensure that the future generation won’t have to worry about certain diseases because they won’t exist anymore.

Need More Information on Vaccines?

Arrange an appointment with your pediatricians, Dr. Dolly Ubhrani and Dr. Jag Ambwani here at Longwood Pediatrics in Lake Mary, FL, by dialing (407) 644-9970 today.

By Longwood Pediatrics
March 25, 2019
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Vaccines   Polio   Measles   Well Visits   Whooping Cough  

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 Child Vaccinationprotection 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
  • Measles
  • Whooping cough
  • Polio
  • Diptheria
  • Pertussis
  • Tetanus
  • Rotovirus

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.