Why Immunizations Are Important

Why Immunizations Are Important

How immunizations from your pediatricians in Gaithersburg, MD, can help protect your child’s health

When you have a child, it’s easy for your child to get sick. The number of viruses and bacteria your child is exposed to is staggering. Immunizations can help safeguard your child from getting sick, and immunizations are conveniently available from your pediatrician.

The pediatricians at Pediatric & Adolescent Care in Gaithersburg, MD, provide a wide range of children’s medical services including immunizations to protect your child’s health.

One reason immunizations are important is because the immune systems of children are not as fully developed as those of adults. This makes children more susceptible to acquiring contagious diseases. Children can also become sicker from infectious diseases.

Another reason immunizations are important is because they provide ultimate protection against serious, even life-threatening illnesses. They protect your child, and whomever your child meets including playmates, teachers, family members, and you.

Immunizations are also important because they are required for your child to attend daycare or school. You must also show proof your child is current on immunizations. Your pediatrician can provide the documentation you need.

These are the required immunizations for your child to attend school, according to the Centers for Disease Control:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Meningococcal conjugate
  • Flu

To view or print this list from the CDC, please click here.

When your child is immunized, you can be sure the vaccines are:

Safe, because they are rigorously tested and approved by the FDA and CDC before they are released for public use.

Easy, because they take only a few moments and can be administered at your child’s regular well-child appointments.

Effective, because they will protect your child and others from serious and deadly illnesses and diseases.

To learn more about the importance of immunizations and how they can protect your child’s health, call the pediatricians at Pediatric & Adolescent Care in Gaithersburg, MD. You can reach them in the office by calling (301) 869-2292, so call now.

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Pediatric & Adolescent Care, P.A.

 (301) 869-2292

 903 Russell Avenue, Suite 301 Gaithersburg, MD 20879