How Vaccinations Protect Your Child's Health
By Town and Country Pediatrics
December 20, 2019
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Vaccinations  

Your pediatricians in San Francisco, CA, can help your child stay healthy

If your child has been vaccinated against common illnesses and diseases, you’ve done a great job in protecting your child’s health. If your child isn’t up-to-date on vaccinations, your child may be at risk of getting serious illnesses like the flu, meningitis, measles, and more.

Your pediatrician can help protect your child’s health by vaccinating your child. The pediatricians at Town and Country Pediatric Medical Associates offer a full range of children’s healthcare services, including vaccinations. They have two convenient office locations in San Francisco and Mill Valley, CA, to help your child stay healthy.

Vaccinations help protect your child against diseases and illnesses which are very serious, and can be fatal. It is thanks to vaccinations that diseases like polio have been virtually wiped out. In previous decades, influenza has killed millions of people. Now, thanks to the flu vaccine, influenza cases are fewer, and far less serious.

The Centers for Disease Control, CDC, publishes vaccination guidelines from birth to age 18. These guidelines include vaccines for:

  • (Hep B) Hepatitis B
  • (Dtap) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • (Hib) Haemophilus influenza type B
  • (IPV) Polio
  • (PCV13) Pneumococcal conjugate
  • (RV) Rotavirus
  • (MMR) Measles, mumps, rubella
  • (Varicella) Chickenpox
  • (HepA) Hepatitis A
  • (HPV) Human papillomavirus
  • (MCV4) Meningococcal conjugate
  • (Influenza) Flu

Remember that vaccines protect your child, but they also protect YOU, other members of your household, teachers, caregivers, your child’s playmates, and others your child comes into contact with. Vaccines are also a requirement for your child to attend daycare and school.

Vaccines are an easy, economical way to protect your child and help your child stay healthy. To find out more about the importance of vaccines, talk with the experts by calling the pediatricians at Town and Country Pediatric Medical Associates, with offices in San Francisco and Mill Valley, CA. Call today at (415) 666-1860 for our San Francisco office and (415) 383-0918 for our Mill Valley office!