Is Your Child Up to Date on Their Immunizations?
It is important to make sure your child is up to date on their immunizations. Vaccines give your child immunity against certain deadly diseases. A missed vaccine increases your child’s vulnerability to these diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed an immunization schedule that, when followed, will keep your child up to date on their immunizations. At Kangos Pediatrics, Dr. Peter Kangos is your pediatrician for child immunizations in Austin, TX.
Importance of Immunization
Immunization is important for protecting your child against contracting a deadly disease for which a vaccine is readily available. Additionally, immunizations are also important for protecting other children who cannot be vaccinated for certain reasons. Some children are too ill to be vaccinated due to a weak immune system. Children undergoing chemotherapy treatment to fight cancer cannot be vaccinated due to a compromised immune system, which makes them vulnerable to a variety of other diseases. Your child’s immunity protects these children.
Immunization Schedule & Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed an immunization schedule detailing the ages at which each vaccine should be administered. Some vaccines are administered across several doses, while others require only a single dose. For vaccines with multiple doses, the schedule indicates when each subsequent dose should be given. Vaccines are available for the following diseases as part of the standard child immunization schedule in Austin:
- Haemophilus Influenzae type b
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Inactivated Poliovirus
- Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
- Pneumococcal Conjugate
A pediatrician can help determine if your child is up to date on their immunizations if you are unsure. If your child is behind on their immunizations, your pediatrician can create a schedule for catching them up. For child immunizations in Austin, TX, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kangos by calling Kangos Pediatrics at (512) 250-1997.