Health Care For Children is a children’s clinic that believes in protecting every member of the Northland’s families, as well as their peers, with vaccines for children. We strongly encourage parents to adhere to the immunization schedule for vaccines for their children as determined by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which is outlined below.
The Importance of Childhood Vaccinations:
Immune Systems are Developing
Vaccinations are very important for children, especially young kids. Their immune systems are still developing, so they need some help in order to not catch certain diseases and sicknesses.
Can Protect From Diseases
Aside from the obvious exposure to germs, the appropriate vaccinations can protect your child from diseases such as TB, mumps, measles, rubella, hepatitis B, and many more. Childhood vaccinations not only protect your child but also other members of your family.
Help to Avoid Minor and Major Absences
Getting your child vaccinated at a children’s clinic now can later benefit you and your family. Instances as minor as absences from school, to major issues such as hospitalization, extensive medical bills, long-term disability, full-time care can all be avoided with a simple vaccination.
They are Safe and Effective
Vaccines are carefully reviewed by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals for a long period of time before being administered to a child. While vaccines can be known to involve a little discomfort or tenderness at the injection site, it is still minimal pain compared to the diseases the vaccine is trying to prevent.
Schedule Vaccines for Your Children Today!
When it comes to your little one’s health, it is critical to not take any risks when it comes to their health, especially when they are super young. That is why it is incredibly important to keep your child on track when it comes to immunization. Your children can avoid getting sick or even catching certain diseases simply by receiving a vaccine. So why wait? Check out our vaccination schedule for children and make an appointment now. To schedule an appointment at our children’s clinic for vaccines or to learn more about the recommended immunization schedule for your child, please call our Northland-based children’s medical practice at (816) 792-1170 today.
Recommended Immunization Schedule
|2 Month||Pediarix (DTap, IPV, Hep B)||Prevnar 13|
|4 Month||Pediarix (DTap, IPV, Hep B)||Prevnar 13|
|6 Month||Pediarix (DTap, IPV, Hep B)||Prevnar 13|
|12 Month||ProQuad (MMR / Varicella)||Hep A|
|15 Month||Infanrix (DTaP)||Pedvax Hib|
|18 Month||Hep A|
|4 Year||ProQuad (MMR/ Varicella)||Kinrix (DTaP/ IPV)|
|10 Year||Boostrix (TdaP)|
|11 Year||Menveo (Meningococcal)||Gardasil 9 (HPV)|
|11.5-12 Year||Gardasil 9 (HPV)|
|16 Year||Menveo (Meningococcal)|
|Influenza Vaccine Yearly:||6 months and older. Some may need a second dose one month later if under age 9 years old|