When To Schedule Your Child's Immunization

How immunizations from your pediatrician in Jacksonville, FL, can protect your child’s health

As a parent, you want to safeguard your child’s health, so your child can live a long and healthy life. One of the best ways to protect your child is with immunizations. It’s an easy way too, because immunizations are conveniently available from your pediatrician.

Dr. Sahar Aboudan is a pediatrician in Jacksonville, FL, who provides a wide range of pediatric medical services, including immunizations to protect your child’s health.

Before vaccines, serious, contagious diseases killed millions of people. Children were especially vulnerable because a child’s immune system isn’t fully developed like the immune system of an adult. That’s just one of the reasons immunizations are so important for children.

Your pediatrician will offer immunizations at routine wellness visit appointments, beginning when your child is a newborn. These are the immunizations your child needs from birth to age 18, according to The Centers for Disease Control, or CDC:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Meningococcal conjugate
  • Flu

To view or print a list of the Centers for Disease Control recommended immunization schedule, please click here:

Remember that immunizations are required for your child to attend daycare or school. You must also show proof of immunizations. Your pediatrician can provide the documentation you need.

When you keep your child current on immunizations, it helps protect your child from contagious, infectious, serious, and even deadly diseases. It also protects everyone your child comes into contact with including teachers, playmates, members of your household, and you.

Immunizations are convenient, quick, easy, and effective. They can help your child live a long, healthy life. To learn more about when to schedule your child’s immunizations and how they can protect your child’s health, talk with an expert–your child’s pediatrician. Call Dr. Sahar Aboudan in Jacksonville, FL, at (904) 260-3609 today.

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