The Importance of Childhood Immunizations

The Importance of Childhood Immunizations

There’s a lot of confusing information out there about childhood immunizations. Your pediatrician knows the answers. The truth is, that childhood immunizations are the easiest, most effective way to protect your child against serious and contagious diseases. Dr. Nafees Khan and Dr. David Bunker at Franklin Pediatrics in Moline, IL, provide comprehensive medical services for children, including immunizations. They proudly serve families in the Moline and Quad Cities areas.

What You Need To Know About Childhood Immunizations

First, let’s look at a few important facts about immunizations. Your pediatrician wants you to know that immunizations are:

  • Safe, because vaccines are rigorously tested and approved by the FDA and CDC before they are released for use
  • Effective, because vaccines are 95% to 99% effective at preventing disease and illness, according to
  • Convenient, because vaccines can be easily administered at well visits and school or sports physical appointments

Childhood immunizations are important for many reasons. Did you know a child’s immune system is not as robust as that of an adult? That means your child is much more vulnerable to contagious and serious illnesses and diseases. Childhood immunizations provide increased protection.

Childhood immunizations are also required for your child to attend daycare and school. You need to have an immunization record, and your pediatrician can provide the documentation you need, showing your child is current on immunizations.

The CDC publishes recommendations on which vaccines your child needs from birth to age 18. The recommended vaccines are:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Meningococcal conjugate
  • Flu

To view or print the current immunization schedule from the CDC, please click here.

Want To Know More?

To find out more about the importance of childhood immunizations, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Nafees Khan and Dr. David Bunker at Franklin Pediatrics in Moline, IL, serving the Quad Cities area. You can reach them in the office by calling (309) 762-0777, so call today.

Contact Us

At Franklin Pediatrics, we encourage you to contact us whenever you have a concern or question related to your care. You can reach us at (309) 762-0777.