Why Being Vaccinated Is Important for Children

Why Being Vaccinated Is Important for Children

A healthy immune system is important for everyone. It’s the way your body fights off disease. Children don’t have the robust immune system of an adult. They are much more susceptible to contagious and serious illnesses and diseases and can suffer much more serious symptoms.

The Most Important Vaccines for Children

All vaccines are important, and these are the most critical for children:

  • Hepatitis B

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

  • Polio

  • Pneumococcal conjugate

  • Rotavirus

  • Measles, mumps, rubella

  • Chickenpox

  • Hepatitis A

  • Human papillomavirus

  • Meningococcal conjugate

  • Influenza

In addition, most age groups are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. To view or print the current immunization schedule from the CDC, please click here:

When Your Child Will Receive the Vaccines

Your child will receive the required doses of vaccines at well-child visits, school physicals, sports physicals, and other visits. Your pediatrician will help ensure your child stays current on vaccines.

What You Need To Know About Vaccines

There is a lot of misinformation about vaccines on the internet and social media. These are some facts about vaccines you need to know:

Vaccines are safe because they are rigorously tested and approved by both the FDA and CDC before they are released for public use.

Vaccines are convenient because they can be easily administered at well visits and school or sports physical appointments with the pediatrician.

How Vaccines Protect Others

When your child is vaccinated, the vaccines provide immunity for your child, but they help other people too. Vaccines help protect other members of your household, including you, your child’s teachers, your child’s playmates, and anyone else your child comes into direct contact with.

To find out more about the importance of vaccines for children, talk with the experts. Call the pediatricians of Longwood Pediatrics, in Longwood, FL, proudly serving residents of Longwood, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL. You can reach them in the office by calling (407) 644-9970, so call now.

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