Protecting Our Children - Inside & Out

August 3, 2020

We all know that it takes a strong team of family, friends, teachers, and medical professionals to keep kids happy, healthy, and growing. To stay on the right track, it’s recommended that children go to all milestone medical appointments and receive the appropriate immunizations as recommended for their age.

How do immunizations (or vaccines) work?

According to the CDC, “vaccines prevent disease that can be dangerous, or even deadly and greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease.”

Partnered with basic hygiene and healthy living habits, immunizations help children stay safe and on track to become healthy adults.

What immunizations do children need?

The CDC explains that, “Vaccines are recommended throughout your child’s life to protect against serious, sometimes deadly diseases.” Your child’s vaccination schedule is based on their age and any individual needs.

To learn more about the different vaccines offered at certain ages, click here! Remember to still ask your trusted primary care provider for specific information concerning your child’s health.

Why are on-time vaccinations important?

Your baby and growing child are vulnerable to serious diseases that could cause health issues now and in the future. That’s why it is so important to maintain your well-child visits and stay up to date on their immunization schedule.

The CDC explains, “Vaccines work with your child’s immune system to prevent various serious diseases. Although children continue to get several vaccines up to their second birthday and sometimes, several in one office visit, these vaccines do not overload the immune system.”

Where can I schedule my child’s routine appointments and immunizations?

Culbertson Memorial Hospital offers expert, compassionate care for the entire family. Contact us today to learn more about your well-baby and well-child visits and immunization schedules!