How your pediatrician in Friendswood can help with immunizations
Managing your child’s healthcare can seem overwhelming with so many doctor appointments and dental visits to take care of. That’s where your pediatrician can help. Your pediatrician wants to partner with you to make sure your child is on schedule with one of the most important tools in healthcare, immunizations! Dr. Linda Neely-Shelmire at Good Health Pediatrics in Friendswood, TX wants to share the facts about immunizations and what they can do for your child.
Immunizations protect your child from potentially devastating and deadly diseases and conditions like meningitis and influenza. Children are at risk for serious complications from these and other medical conditions. Immunizations can spare your child from illness. Immunizations are also required for your child to attend daycare and school. When your child is protected, it protects you too!
The recommended immunizations from birth to age 18 are listed below:
- (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 complete immunization schedule, please click on this link: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf
Scheduling your child’s immunizations is vital because you must submit an immunization history showing your child is current on immunizations before your child can attend daycare or school. It’s a protection for your child, your child’s friends and classmates, teachers, and parents, including you!
Serious diseases like polio, mumps, and the measles have been nearly eliminated thanks to immunizations. Other diseases like hepatitis are rare in children. You don’t want your child to be at risk, and the best way to prevent illness is through immunizations.
For more information about immunizations and other pediatric medicine topics call Dr. Neely-Shelmire at Good Health Pediatrics in Friendswood, TX. Give your child the best protection with immunizations by calling today!