How immunizations from your pediatricians in Chicago, IL, can protect your child’s health
You’ve probably heard a lot about immunizations, and your pediatrician can help you learn the truth. The fact is, immunizations save tens of millions of lives each year in this country alone. When your child gets vaccinated, your child is protected against many serious and deadly diseases.
The pediatricians at Children’s Healthcare Associates in Chicago, IL, provide comprehensive medical services for children, including immunizations to protect your child’s health.
It’s especially important to have your child vaccinated because a child’s immune system isn’t fully developed, making them more susceptible to illness and disease.
Before vaccines were invented, influenza, measles, diphtheria, and many other illnesses and diseases killed millions of people. Now, thanks to vaccines, polio, diphtheria, measles, and tuberculosis are very rare.
Regular visits to your pediatrician can ensure your child stays current on recommended vaccinations. Your child's well-care visits are an excellent opportunity for your child to receive the recommended vaccines.
According to the Centers for Disease Control or CDC these are the recommended vaccinations for children up to age 18.
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
- Haemophilus influenza type B
- Pneumococcal conjugate
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Hepatitis A
- Human papillomavirus
- Meningococcal conjugate
The initial hepatitis B vaccine should be given when your child is born. Supplemental vaccines are given at 1–2-month intervals until your child is 6 months old. Additional vaccines, including the flu, are given once each year.
Currently, the CDC recommends children ages 5 and older receive the COVID vaccine also.
To download the CDC app to access immunization schedules, please click here:
Remember that when your child is immunized, it also protects you, other family members, your child’s playmates, teachers, and others against the spread of illness and disease.
To learn more about the importance of immunizations and the current immunization schedule, call the pediatricians at Children’s Healthcare Associates in Chicago, IL. You can reach them in their offices in Chicago, IL, by calling (773) 348-8300, so call now.