Getting your child vaccinated is important. Make sure you know when they need to come in for their immunizations.
Your child’s health is of the utmost importance and one of the best ways to protect your children from serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses is to get them vaccinated regularly. Of course, it’s important that you understand how often your child should come in. Our Moline, IL, pediatricians, Dr. Nafees Khan and Dr. David Bunker, are here to provide you with the information you need so that your child stays healthy.
Why should my child be vaccinated?
The most important reason children should be immunized is to protect them from certain diseases and long-term health complications (e.g. amputations; paralysis) that could arise from these diseases. Plus, vaccinating your child also ensures that you protect other people that you care about, whether friends or family members, from infection.
Children that aren’t vaccinated can spread diseases to children that are too young to be vaccinated or to people with compromised immune systems, which could be life-threatening to those who are already very susceptible to illness.
When should my child visit a Moline, IL, children’s doctor for immunizations?
The first vaccine that your child receives will be given shortly after birth. Vaccines will continue to be administered until your child is 18 years old. We don’t expect you to remember each and every vaccine your child needs, which is why the CDC makes it easy to remember by providing this handy immunization chart. Make sure to print it out and put it on the fridge so that you can always remember when your child should come in for their next vaccination. Plus, we also have no problem sending out friendly reminders about your child’s upcoming immunizations and appointments.
At Franklin Pediatrics in Moline, IL, we believe nothing is more important than your child’s health. Protect them from illness and get the optimum care they need when it matters most. If your child needs to get vaccinated, give us a call today.