What about immunizations?
Vaccines prevent many of the most serious illnesses from occurring. Your pediatrician can provide you with accurate information on the age at which each vaccination should be given. Receiving the immunization at the identified age is important. Immunizations are required at specific ages. See recommended guide.(Website here)
Keep the record of where and when your child received the vaccinations. Sometimes records are lost; unless you have the valid record, additional shots might be needed. To enter a pre-school or kindergarten, parents must show proof of immunization for their child.
If you have questions about your child’s immunizations, talk with the doctor.
Why do I need to immunize my child? And is it safe?
Thanks to vaccinations, the number of children who become ill from diseases such as measles, chicken pox, German measles and polio has been markedly reduced. Immunizing your child means that your child will receive a shot or vaccine that will help to fight against a particular disease if is exposed to it.
Vaccines protect children from getting sick. Some children will experience side effects. Minor effects include fever or swelling; fatal effects are very rare. The benefits significantly outweigh the risk associated with side effects.
For more information on vaccinating your child please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/protecting-children/index.html
Here is a schedule of immunizations to be administered by your child’s health care provider: