Vaccines are your child’s first line of defense against contagious diseases. At Comprehensive Pediatrics in Edison, New Jersey, the providers offer the necessary childhood vaccines that protect against measles, rotavirus, polio, and others starting soon after birth. Your child can also receive important travel vaccines that reduce their risk for typhoid, malaria, and other diseases commonly found outside of the United States. If you’re planning a trip or need guidance on making a decision about vaccines, call Comprehensive Pediatrics or request an appointment online today.
Vaccines are a part of a preventive health care plan to protect your children from contagious, potentially life-threatening diseases. Many vaccines are necessary for infants and young children to protect them from disease while their immune system is still developing.
The vaccinations don’t give your child a disease but rather introduce inactive antigens that help your child’s immune system recognize and prepare to fight them off.
In addition to protecting your child’s long-term health, vaccines are a requirement of many schools, organized sports programs, and other recreational activities.
At Comprehensive Pediatrics, your child can receive all the vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends. These vaccines protect your child from diseases like:
The team also offers seasonal vaccines to protect your child from the flu and vaccines to reduce risk factors for human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in older children.
The team at Comprehensive Pediatrics schedules a timeline for necessary vaccinations throughout your child’s developmental years. They customize a plan based on your child’s personal and family health history, age, and existing health.
If you have questions about the safety or effectiveness of vaccines, schedule a consultation with the team before making your decision. The providers can also ensure your child is up-to-date on important vaccines, even if they have missed vaccinations in the past.
If you plan to travel outside of the United States with your child, the Comprehensive Pediatrics providers offer vaccines to protect against contagious diseases that are common in other countries, including the typhoid vaccine.
Vaccines undergo rigorous testing for both safety and effectiveness before they are available to the public. While side effects from vaccines are rare, some children may develop a low-grade fever and have soreness at the injection site. You can expect both issues to resolve naturally within a day or two.
If your child isn’t able to tolerate vaccines due to underlying health issues, your Comprehensive Pediatrics provider can work with you on a plan to protect their general health from contagious disease.
To learn more about the benefits and safety of childhood vaccines, call Comprehensive Pediatrics or request a consultation through the online booking feature.