Why Are Immunizations Important?
By Town and Country Pediatric Medical Associates
November 02, 2017
Category: Pediatric Health
Tags: Immunizations  

Since the late 17th century, immunizations have been saving lives by introducing a small amount of specific antigens, or disease-causingimmunizations substance, that triggers the body's production of antibodies that fight it. At Town and Country Pediatric Medical Associates in San Francisco, California, our providers believe in educating parents and caregivers on the importance of choosing a full immunization regimen for their children.

Stop the spread

Thanks to vaccinations, dreaded diseases like polio, measles, and smallpox have been eradicated from the United States. Others such as mumps and tetanus are close to being a thing of the past. However, as our world "gets smaller" and international business and vacation travel continues, your San Francisco pediatrician urges all parents and caregivers to continue to make all immunizations a priority. Contracting or passing along a dangerous disease isn't probable, but vaccination ensures that it remains unlikely or impossible.

Peace of mind

Parenting isn't easy, and it becomes even more difficult when it comes to your child's health. Anyone who has stayed up all night caring for a sick child knows the concern and worry that comes from that experience. Working with your San Francisco pediatrician to keep up-to-date on their immunizations can help ease your mind, knowing that they are protected from illnesses that otherwise could be life-threatening.

Money and life-saving

As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." The cost of immunizations is extremely low compared with the cost of treating diseases that require medications, doctor's visits, or hospital stays.

The pediatricians at Town and Country Pediatric Medical Associates want to help you make informed decisions about your child's health. For more information about immunizations, or to schedule an appointment, contact our office in either San Francisco or Mill Valley, California to schedule an appointment today!