Your pediatricians in La Joya and Weslaco, TX, can help your child
Your child’s healthcare is vitally important, and a huge part of healthcare is immunizations. These vaccinations are the best way to guard your child against infectious conditions and diseases like the flu, meningitis, and hepatitis. Here at Medrano Pediatric Clinic in La Joya and Weslaco, TX, your pediatricians offer a wide range of pediatric healthcare services including immunizations to help you and your child—read on to learn more.
The Importance of Immunizations
Thanks to immunizations, some diseases like polio have basically been eliminated as a threat to health. When your child is current on medications, it protects your child, you, your child’s teachers, other children, and many other people that your child comes into contact with.
Immunizations are also required for your child to attend daycare and school, as you must show proof of immunization status before your child is able to attend. Your pediatrician can assist in making sure your child is current with immunizations and provide you with the proper documentation you need.
The Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, provides a list of current guidelines for immunizations from birth to age 18:
- (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
To view or print out this list, please visit this link: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf
Ready to Make an Appointment? Give Us a Call
To learn more about the importance of immunizations and how they can keep your child safe from diseases, call the experts. The pediatricians here at Medrano Pediatric Clinic in La Joya and Weslaco, TX, can help, so call today at (956) 973-5024.