Immunizations help keep your child healthy by preventing them from contracting a serious illness or disease, such as measles and some types of hepatitis. Here at Children’s Physicians in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm City, FL, your team of pediatricians offers all the immunizations that your child needs to stay healthy—read on to learn more!
Importance of Immunization
A primary reason that immunizations are so critical for children is that it protects them from developing several serious diseases, many of which can be deadly. Vaccines are available to help children build immunity to a wide range of serious conditions, including polio, measles, mumps, diphtheria, chickenpox, whooping cough, and many more.
In addition to protecting the children who have been vaccinated, immunization also protects children who are unable to be immunized. Some children cannot be immunized due to weakened immune systems. Their immune systems could be compromised due to illness or treatment. For instance, the immune systems of children undergoing chemotherapy are too delicate to undergo vaccination. However, these children can still be protected from contracting certain other diseases when others around them have been immunized.
Immunization is a safe and effective method for safeguarding your children’s health. The vaccines used to build immunity have undergone years of scientific and medical testing to ensure their safety. When your children develop immunity through vaccination, you are helping to protect their health.
At Children’s Physicians in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm City, FL, we follow the immunization guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The guidelines indicate at which ages children should receive specific vaccines to help them build immunity. Some vaccines are administered in multiple doses over the course of several months or years. For example, the hepatitis B vaccine is administered in several doses beginning at birth and continuing through 18 months of age.
Give us a Call
For immunizations at our Palm Beach Gardens, FL, location, call Children’s Physicians at (561) 626-4000. Immunizations are also available at our Jupiter office by calling (561) 743-9000 or in Palm City by calling (772) 219-4444.