How your pediatrician in Jacksonville can help
If you have a child, you know how important it is to keep your child healthy. Regular appointments with your pediatrician and other members of the healthcare team are vital to protecting your child’s health. Another vital part of caring for your child is keeping your child on schedule with immunizations. Dr. Sahar Aboudan at Sahar Aboudan Pediatrics in Jacksonville, FL, wants to make it easy by sharing a handy immunization schedule to keep your child on track.
Immunizations keep your child from getting serious, even fatal diseases like meningitis and influenza. These are the recommended immunizations from birth to age 18:
- (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 a handy immunization schedule from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please click on this link: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf
So, why are immunizations so important? It’s because immunizations can prevent your child from contracting serious medical conditions and diseases. Each year many children come in contact with influenza, hepatitis, and other serious conditions. Young children are the most susceptible to illness, often experiencing symptoms far worse than those of adults.
Your child will also need to show proof of immunizations to attend daycare and school. Remember that when your child is protected, you and other family members are protected too!
Immunizations have helped to virtually eliminate many diseases including polio, measles, and mumps. Today’s vaccines demonstrate a long history of rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness. A vaccine goes through many stages of testing before it is distributed for public use.
To find out more about keeping your child on schedule for immunizations, just pick up the phone and call Dr. Aboudan at Sahar Aboudan Pediatrics in Jacksonville, FL. You want your child to be healthy, and it all starts with immunizations, so call today!