Immunizations are designed to keep your child free from known, harmful diseases, and it is important to maintain your child's immunization schedule so that they don't have complications from diseases that could have been prevented. At Children's Physicians in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm City, FL, our team of treatment providers has decades of experience providing immunizations to young children, and we understand that preventative care is the best way to approach communicable diseases. With immunizations safe and readily available, you can protect your children from some of the more dangerous diseases.
The Safety of Immunizations
If you are a parent concerned about vaccinations being safe, understand that vaccinations and immunization schedules follow evidence-based science and go through extensive testing before being approved by the FDA. When your child receives immunizations for particular diseases, this creates an antibody response in the body that protects your child from the disease being vaccinated for. While you may be nervous about your child receiving a shot, rest assured that prevention through immunizations is better than dealing with the disease you can prevent.
The Importance of Immunizations
Your child receives immunizations for a variety of diseases known to be harmful, potentially fatal, to young children. Immunizations protect your child from contracting these diseases, and immunizations also help to curb the spread of such diseases in the general public. Certain diseases are not wiped out but are not rampant in populations that have a high rate of vaccination against the disease. If your child has not been immunized, it is possible they will encounter certain diseases in their lifetime.
What to Expect from Your Child's Immunizations
It is rare for your child to experience serious negative effects from vaccinations, and the benefits far outweigh the risks. Your child may experience soreness at the injection site, get a small fever, or have chills for a day or two after receiving a vaccination. This is the body responding to the vaccine, and it is a good sign that your child's body is building antibodies to the vaccine that will prevent the disease from occurring. Once your child is vaccinated, they are far less likely to contract a communicable disease that they have been vaccinated for. Your child will have a healthier childhood when they receive their immunizations on the schedule recommended by the American Pediatric Association.
Schedule Your Child's Immunizations Today
Learn more about the importance of immunizations by calling Children's Physicians in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm City, FL. Set up an appointment to meet with a member of our treatment team, and keep your child on an immunization schedule to prevent communicable diseases. Call our Palm Beach Gardens office at (561) 626-4000, our Jupiter office at (561) 743-9000, or our Palm City office at (772) 219-4444.