Vaccinations are your child’s first line of defense against several serious, potentially life-threatening contagious diseases.
Many vaccinations are necessary soon after a baby is born because their immune system is still developing and unable to fully protect against such diseases.
By introducing a developing immune system to harmful diseases, vaccinations help to build up your child’s defense system and prepares it to fight off infections kids encounter as they get older.
There are also other benefits of vaccinations. As some people can’t receive vaccinations due to allergies or underlying health conditions, those who can be vaccinated help reduce the spread of contagious diseases throughout the community, known as herd immunity.
If your child has an allergy or an underlying medical condition that makes vaccinations impossible, the team at Pediatric Care of Four Corners works closely with you to protect them from disease.
When you have questions or concerns about the safety or effectiveness of vaccinations, be sure to discuss them with your provider before making a final decision. They can provide insight into the many benefits of vaccinations and answer any questions you have.