The Importance of Immunizations

How Immunizations from your pediatricians in Gilbert, AZ, can protect your child from illness

Schools and daycare facilities are full of children, and they can also be full of viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. You can protect your child from contagious diseases with Immunizations. Your pediatrician can help. Dr. Katherine Krieg and Dr. Sharon Novy at Children’s Oasis Pediatrics in Gilbert, AZ, provide comprehensive medical care for children, including immunizations for school.

So, what vaccinations does your child need for school? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides these recommendations from birth through age 18:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Meningococcal conjugate
  • Meningococcal B
  • Flu

To view or print the CDC immunization schedule, please click here:

The first doses of some of these vaccines are given when your child is born. The additional vaccinations can be administered at your child’s regular pediatric well-care visits, so you don’t need to make another appointment.

Before your child can attend daycare or school, you must show proof that your child is current on vaccinations. Your pediatrician can provide you with the documentation you need.

So, why are vaccinations so important? Children are much more susceptible to severe illness. That’s because their immune systems are not fully developed like those of an adult. Before vaccines, millions died from polio, influenza, measles, diphtheria, and other contagious and deadly diseases. Fortunately, those times are past. Vaccines can help your child avoid contagious and deadly diseases.

Remember that vaccines are:

Safe, because they are rigorously tested and approved by the FDA and CDC before they are released for public use.

Effective, because they protect your child, your child’s playmates and friends, your child’s teachers, and members of your household, including you.

Convenient, because your pediatrician can administer the vaccines at your child’s well-care appointments.

To find out more about immunizations for school and how they can protect your child from illness, call Dr. Katherine Krieg and Dr. Sharon Novy at Children’s Oasis Pediatrics in Gilbert, AZ. You can reach them in the office by calling (480) 792-1012, so call now.

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