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A Parent's Guide to Vaccinations January 7, 2020

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A Parent's Guide to Vaccinations , Bronx, New York

Children often don’t have strong immune systems yet, so they’re more vulnerable to catching viruses and other illnesses. An effective way to keep your child healthy is to make sure they receive all their vaccinations at a medical center. Here’s what you need to know as a parent. 

Benefits of Vaccinations for Children

Save Your Child’s Life

Before vaccines were developed, diseases like smallpox, measles, and polio, were deadly. By scheduling your child for immunizations at your local medical center, you can protect them from these types of diseases.

Keep Others from Getting Sick

medical centerVaccines can keep other people in your community healthy, especially babies and those with weaker immune systems. If your child is vaccinated, they can’t spread potentially life-threatening diseases to others. 

Save Money

Without vaccinations, your child has a higher risk of getting serious illnesses that require expensive medications and hospital stays. By getting your little one vaccinated at a medical center, you could potentially save yourself thousands of dollars in medical costs down the road.

Vaccines Your Child Needs

Varicella 

This vaccine prevents chickenpox, which can be life-threatening in babies and those with weakened immune systems.

Polio

The polio vaccine protects against a highly infectious disease that affects the brain and spinal cord and causes paralysis.

Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B

These vaccines prevent severe liver diseases.

Influenza

This protects against the flu, which can cause major complications in younger children.

DTaP

The DTaP vaccine prevents diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, which can all be life-threatening. 

MMR

This vaccine prevents three potentially life-threatening illnesses: measles, mumps, and rubella. 

Meningococcal 

The vaccine protects against meningococcal disease, a life-threatening bacterial disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord.

HPV

The HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus, which can cause mouth, throat, and genital cancer.

Rotavirus

This vaccine prevents rotavirus, which leads to diarrhea in infants and young children.

 

If your child needs vaccinations, stop by HDR Healthcare Network in the Bronx, NY. This medical center provides a wide range of medical services, from immunizations to strep testing, for patients of all ages. These family doctors strive to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for all patients. For more information about their services, call (929) 256-5005 or visit their website.

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