Vaccines and Immunization: Are They Necessary?

Almost everyone knows that vaccines are important, but you may not fully know why they’re so important. Dr. Dana Stewart at Meadows Medical Center in Kokomo, IN, can help you understand why immunizations are important for your child and the immunization schedule you should follow for your child to keep them as healthy as possible.

Why Immunizations Are Important

There are many different types of vaccines that your child’s pediatrician in Kokomo, IN, will recommend to help protect your child from different diseases and to help keep them as healthy as they can be! Vaccines are designed to be administered to your child on a specific schedule and will help to protect your child from any dangerous illnesses affecting them.

Some of the vaccines your child may need are for:

  • Measles, mumps, and rubella.
  • Hepatitis B.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Influenza.
  • Tetanus.
  • Meningitis.

Your child’s first vaccine will be administered at birth and will continue to be administered on a predetermined schedule. You should expect to bring your child to the doctor for immunizations fairly often until they are six years old. After the age of six, you will bring your child for their vaccines at least once a year until they are eighteen years old.

Immunizations are important to keep up with because your child is more vulnerable to viruses and different medical concerns that most adults aren’t as vulnerable to. Immunizations are also important because they can help save you money by helping your child avoid hospital visits and keep them protected.

Contact Your Child’s Pediatrician Today!

Help keep your child healthy by making sure to keep up with their immunizations. Contact Dr. Dana Stewart at Meadows Medical Center in Kokomo, IN, at (765) 252-4575 to ask any questions you may have about immunizations and how they can help your child today!

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