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The Importance of Child Immunizations

Dr. Sahar Aboudan and the staff at Sahar Aboudan Pediatrics in Jacksonville, FL provides child immunizations to prevent diseases and build your child's immune system.

Why Are Child Immunizations Important?

Vaccines Save Lives

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the main goal of immunizations is to save lives. Many diseases that once killed thousands, if not millions, were eliminated with vaccines. Other diseases that were not eradicated are controlled or completely gone due to vaccines. Diseases like polio, which were once feared due to paralysis and death, have been eradicated due to vaccines.

Vaccines Are Safe

Vaccines are reviewed and examined for safety by doctors, scientists, and other health professionals before they are distributed to the public. There might be some discomfort when receiving the vaccine or immunization, like soreness or redness in the area of the injection. The amount of discomfort from the vaccine or immunization does not compare to the distress and pain from the diseases themselves.

They Protect Your Loved Ones

Overall, vaccines do not cause illness but prevent people from getting seriously ill due to preventable diseases and illnesses. It is important for children and adults to get vaccinated, to lower the risk of preventable diseases for those people who are not able to get vaccinations. For example, some babies are too young to be fully vaccinated and some adults cannot receive vaccinations due to weak immune systems. As a result, people need to be fully vaccinated, to protect vulnerable segments of the population from getting preventable diseases.

Time and Money Will Be Saved

Many children miss school due to being sick with a preventable disease like the flu. When children miss school, including daycare centers, parents must take off from work, resulting in loss of income. This also increases costs, where medical bills need to be paid as well. Vaccines are covered by health insurance, without extra costs.

Vaccines Protect Future Generations

Smallpox was a deadly disease that killed or severely disabled many people only a few decades ago. With the smallpox vaccine, many lives were saved and smallpox was eradicated worldwide. As a result, children today no longer have to take the smallpox vaccine. Let's take a lesson from polio and smallpox immunizations and see how they have eradicated diseases by injection. 

Vaccines are given based on the child's age. The doctors at Sahar Aboudan Pediatrics in Jacksonville, FL, follow a timetable that decides when to give a child immunizations. The more we provide appropriate child immunization, the more diseases can be eliminated and save lives. If you would like more information about child immunization in Jacksonville, FL, call Dr. Aboudan at Sahar Aboudan Pediatrics at (904) 260-3609, to learn how to protect your child's health.

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