FAQs About Vaccinations
posted: Aug. 16, 2022.
So, you’ve heard that vaccinations are important for your child, but you may not be sure why or what vaccinations are needed. You want to make sure that you have all the information necessary to make the right decision for your child and make sure they’re protected from certain diseases and germs that they might come in contact with at school or on the playground. Your pediatricians at Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, and serving Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL, can give you all the information you need about vaccinations and how they protect your child.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vaccinations
- What Vaccinations Does My Child Need?
There are a number of diseases that your child will be vaccinated for throughout their life and it’s important that you understand what vaccines are necessary. The vaccinations your child will receive will be for:
● Hepatitis B
● Hepatitis A
● Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
- When Does My Child Need Their Vaccinations?
Your child will receive their first vaccination at birth. From there, you can expect to visit their pediatrician serving Longwood, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL, multiple times a year for the first 6 years of their life for vaccinations. After that, they’ll need to keep up with their flu shot on a yearly basis and a tetanus shot every 10 years.
- Why Are Vaccinations So Important?
Vaccinations are the best way to strengthen your child’s immune system and keep them safe from diseases that could severely affect their lives. Vaccinations ensure that their body is able to prevent these diseases and that your child stays as healthy as possible.
Contact Your Pediatrician Today
As a parent, you always want to make sure you have all the information you need to keep your child healthy and safe. Contact your pediatricians at Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, and serving Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL, to learn more about vaccinations and why they’re necessary. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (407) 644-9970.
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