Vaccines are necessary to prevent and protect your child against dangerous illnesses like measles, mumps, polio, and diphtheria. Some of these diseases can be extremely harmful if your child contracts them. Vaccines cause your child’s immune system to respond by making antibodies against these illnesses. The antibodies protect against the illnesses if your child ever comes into contact with them in the future.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of the types of immunizations your child needs. Some of the most common immunizations include:
- Mumps, rubella, tetanus, and polio
- Hepatitis A and B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Immunizations start during infancy and are updated throughout childhood. It is much easier to prevent disease than it is to treat it once your child is sick. Most children receive most of their vaccinations before the age of to six.
Many schools require vaccinations before the start of school. If your child doesn’t have their vaccinations, they might not be able to attend. Village Pediatric Group will get your child up to date on their vaccines and assist with any records you need for their school.
Pediatric Clinic in Tuckahoe, NY
Call Village Pediatric Group in Tuckahoe, New York, to schedule your child’s appointment for vaccinations. Our pediatricians will create a vaccine schedule for them and help you stay up to date with it. Call (914) 771-7070 today or use our online booking tool.