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By Mundelein Pediatrics
April 25, 2016
Category: Child's Health
Tags: Immunization  

What you need to know about children’s immunizations

You want to do everything you can to protect your child’s health. Immunizations are a vital piece of ensuring good health. Caring for your child can take time, but immunizations require very little time and the benefits are huge. Your pediatricians at Mundelein Pediatrics, in Child's ImmunizationGrayslake, Illinois, want to help you get your child immunized to stay healthy.

Your child needs to be up-to-date on immunizations to attend daycare or school. Immunizations protect your child and other children from serious diseases, like the flu. Influenza is caused a virus and has led to millions of cases of illness and several hundred thousand hospitalizations. Thousands of people around the world have died in a single flu season, and young children like yours are at much greater risk of serious complications from the flu.

Another serious disease that affects children and young adults is meningitis. It is a potentially fatal bacterial or viral infection of the spinal cord and spinal fluid surrounding the brain. Fortunately, the meningococcal vaccine can prevent meningitis.

Your pediatricians at Mundelein Pediatrics in Grayslake want you to know the recommended childhood immunizations from birth to 18 years old are:

  • (Hep B) Hepatitis B
  • (Dtap) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • (Hib) Haemophilus influenza type B
  • (IPV) Polio
  • (PCV13) Pneumococcal conjugate
  • (RV) Rotavirus
  • (MMR) Measles, mumps, rubella
  • (Varicella) Chickenpox
  • (HepA) Hepatitis A
  • (HPV) Human papillomavirus
  • (MCV4) Meningococcal conjugate
  • (Influenza) Flu

For a printable, comprehensive immunization schedule, please click on this link: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf

You want to protect your child as much as possible, especially against serious diseases. Don’t put your child at risk by avoiding immunizations. Modern immunizations are quick, easy and inexpensive; they protect against life-changing illnesses. When you get your child immunized you are protecting yourself too! For more information on immunizations and how your child can benefit, call your pediatricians at Mundelein Pediatrics in Grayslake, Illinois. You can’t protect your child on your own, so get some help by calling today!

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