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How Immunizations Keep Your Child Safe

Would you like your Southwestern Pediatrics PLLC in Maricopa, AZ, to tell you more about child immunizations?

Southwestern Pediatrics staff follows immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control. According to these outlines, it is recommended that children receive a vaccine for hepatitis B right after birth and then parents need to bring children in at regular intervals up to age 18 for various other vaccines. For detailed information, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis.

Here are the recommended immunization schedules for each age:

  • Follow this link for children ages 0-6
  • Follow this link for children ages 7-18
  • Follow this link for a Catch-up Schedule

How immunizations keep your child safe

Your Maricopa pediatrician provides child immunizations to help fight potentially deadly illnesses. Vaccines contain dead or weakened bacteria or viruses that when children are exposed to, boosts their immune system. Vaccines keep children and people who can't get vaccinated safe because the immune system learns how to protect the body from life-threatening and dangerous bacterial and viral invasions. This is especially important because children often have poor hygienic habits and are exposed to a multitude of germs at school.

Vaccinations prevent widespread disease and are responsible for the eradication of smallpox and other diseases, such as:

  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza
  • HPV

What types of child immunizations are there?

  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Measles (MMR)
  • Meningitis (MenACWY/MenB)
  • Hepatitis B (HepB)
  • Rotavirus (RV)
  • Tetanus (DTaP)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV for children ages nine and older)

Contact us today

Child immunizations are extremely important for your child's health—they protect children, family, friends, and those who can't receive vaccinations, such as pregnant women. If you would like to learn more about vaccinations and vaccination schedules, you need to speak with Dr. Anthony M. DiGeorge here at Southwestern Pediatrics in Maricopa, AZ. Call our office today by dialing (520) 568-9500.

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