Give your child the best chance for a healthy life.
From putting up baby gates to purchasing the best car seats, parents do a lot to keep their babies healthy and safe. Of course, one of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to get them vaccinated. Read on to learn how the pediatricians here at Growing Together Pediatrics in Ocoee, FL, can protect your child with the help of immunizations.
How do vaccines work?
Vaccines work together with your child's natural defenses to help boost immunity to certain illnesses and diseases. Upon administration, vaccines introduce either a dead or weakened virus form into the body, triggering the body to produce antibodies, and thus strengthening the overall immune system.
Vaccines have eradicated or nearly eradicated diseases that decades ago led to disability, serious health complications, and even death in children and teens.
Do vaccines cause disease?
There is absolutely no way for your child to get a disease from vaccines; however, there is a slight chance that they could develop a very mild reaction from the administration. It’s important to note that even if this occurs, it’s always very mild and far less serious than if your child were to develop the actual disease.
When should my child get vaccinated?
Your child will get their first vaccines right after birth, usually when they are still in the hospital. Of course, trying to remember all the vaccines your little one will need can be nearly impossible. Fortunately, the CDC provides a recommended vaccine list. Tack this list up on your fridge so you know when it’s time to schedule your child’s next checkup.
What are the benefits of getting your child vaccinated?
The most obvious benefit is that you protect your little one from serious diseases. Of course, you also protect the community, too. Babies cannot get vaccinated against everything; therefore, they are more susceptible to certain diseases until they’ve been vaccinated.
By vaccinating young children, you can help to protect the elderly, children with compromised immune systems, and other susceptible groups that may not be able to get vaccinated.
Contact your Ocoee pediatricians today
Is it time to get your child vaccinated? Do you have questions about childhood vaccinations? If so, call Growing Together Pediatrics in Ocoee, FL, today at (407) 770-1414 to schedule a consultation with your pediatrician.