How your pediatricians in Chicago, IL, can help your child stay healthy with immunizations
Life is busy, and if you have children, you are even busier. It’s easy to fall behind on your child’s healthcare, but your pediatrician can help. One very important cornerstone of protecting your child’s health is to make sure your child is current on immunizations.
The pediatricians of Children’s Healthcare Associates in Chicago, IL, offer comprehensive pediatric medical care for your child, including immunizations to help your child stay healthy.
So, why does your child need to be up to date on immunizations?
- Immunizations protect your child from contagious, serious, and even deadly diseases like measles, mumps, hepatitis, meningitis, and others.
- Immunizations are required for your child to attend daycare or school.
When your child is immunized, it protects everyone your child comes into contact with including playmates, teachers, members of your household, and YOU.
Immunizations are an easy, effective, and safe way to protect your child. All vaccines have been rigorously tested and approved by the FDA before they are released to the public.
So, is your child up to date on immunizations? Here is an easy way to tell. These are the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for immunizations from birth to age 18:
- (Hep B) Hepatitis B
- (Dtap) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
- (Hib) Haemophilus influenza type B
- (IPV) Polio
- (PCV13) Pneumococcal conjugate
- (RV) Rotavirus
- (MMR) Measles, mumps, rubella
- (Varicella) Chickenpox
- (HepA) Hepatitis A
- (HPV) Human papillomavirus
- (MCV4) Meningococcal conjugate
- (Influenza) Flu
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Your child's healthcare is important and immunizations are a vital part of healthcare. Your pediatrician can help you and your child keeps current on immunizations. To find out more about childhood immunizations and how they can protect your child’s health, call the pediatricians of Children’s Healthcare Associates in Chicago, IL, at (773) 348-8300. Call now!