The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends an influenza vaccine for people of all ages, including children six months and older, unless they have a medical reason not to get a flu shot. It’s also recommended to vaccinate your kids against influenza by the end of October because flu season begins in October,
Kids have weaker immune systems than adults, making them prone to catching diseases that can cause serious health problems such as disability and even cause death. Childhood vaccination is one of the best public health achievements that has made it possible to save children from infectious diseases that years go harm or prove fatal to
Of all the precautions you can take to protect your child, making sure they are up to date with their vaccinations may be the most important. That’s because vaccinations provide your child with immunity against potentially life-threatening illnesses and diseases, such as: Chickenpox Diphtheria Flu Hepatitis A & B Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B) Measles
Vaccines are important in children because they help protect them from serious illnesses and diseases. Vaccines work by preparing the body to fight off infections. They do this by causing the body to produce antibodies, which are proteins that recognize and destroy viruses, bacteria, or other organisms that can cause disease. Some vaccines are for
Vaccines are lab-prepared medicines which help your body to build natural internal immunity against infectious diseases. Your pediatrician will know the recommended schedule for your child to receive their immunizations according to their age and previous immunizations received, if any. Let’s talk more about the importance of your child receiving potentially lifesaving vaccinations, and where
One of the most unnecessarily controversial topics in medicine today is whether vaccines are necessary. Ask any reputable medical expert from around the world, and you will get a resounding “yes” as an answer to this question. The effectiveness and need for vaccines to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases has been demonstrated numerous times.
If there is one unequivocal message the measles outbreak in California in 2015 has put across, it is the importance of vaccinations. However, the vaccine hoaxes circulating on social media have caused many people, especially parents of young children, unnecessary anxiety and fear. If you’re among those parents who are leery of vaccines and have