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Keeping up With Your Child's Immunizations

How your pediatrician in Jacksonville, Florida can help protect your child’s health

Is your child current on immunizations? It’s an important question because immunizations are a vital tool to protect your child against many serious, and contagious diseases. Your pediatrician can help you keep up with your child’s immunizations.

Dr. Sahar Aboudan of Sahar Aboudan Pediatrics in Jacksonville, Florida offers comprehensive pediatric medical services, including immunizations.

Immunizations don’t just protect your child. They also protect anyone who comes into contact with your child, including your child’s teachers, playmates, fellow students, members of your family, and YOU.

Before vaccinations were developed, millions of people were infected with illnesses like the flu. Many people died worldwide, with children especially vulnerable. Now, with the development of a flu vaccine, your child is protected against the flu.

Meningitis is another disease that your child can be vaccinated against. Meningitis can be deadly, and at the very least, damaging, because it is a bacterial or viral infection which affects the spinal cord, spinal fluid, and the brain. Once again, children are the most seriously affected.

Immunizations aren’t just a good idea. The truth is, they are also required for your child to attend daycare and school.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publishes required immunizations from birth to 18 years of age. These are:

  • (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 view or print the CDC immunization schedule, please click on this link: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf

Immunizations are an easy way to protect your child against serious, contagious diseases. Your pediatrician can help you keep up with immunizations. To find out more about immunizations, call Dr. Sahar Aboudan of Sahar Aboudan Pediatrics in Jacksonville, Florida at (904) 260-3609. Call today and help protect your child against illness!

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