At Pediatric Care of Four Corners in Davenport, Florida, board-certified pediatrician, Eiman ElSayed, MD, and her team offer all recommended vaccinations for kids and young adults, including seasonal flu shots. Dr. ElSayed also provides comprehensive care for kids who can’t receive vaccinations due to existing health issues. Schedule a consultation at Pediatric Care of Four Corners to discuss any questions or concerns you have about vaccinations by calling the office or by requesting an appointment online today.
Vaccinations are your child’s first line of defense against several serious, potentially life-threatening contagious diseases.
Many vaccinations are necessary soon after a baby is born because their immune system is still developing and unable to fully protect against such diseases.
By introducing a developing immune system to harmful diseases, vaccinations help to build up your child’s defense system and prepares it to fight off infections kids encounter as they get older.
There are also other benefits of vaccinations. As some people can’t receive vaccinations due to allergies or underlying health conditions, those who can be vaccinated help reduce the spread of contagious diseases throughout the community, known as herd immunity.
Additionally, many schools, daycares, organized sports, and other organizations require vaccinations as part of the registration process or attendance requirements.
The team at Pediatric Care of Four Corners offers all necessary vaccinations in-office and creates a schedule for children to receive vaccines based on their age and health history.
Some of the most important vaccines children receive protect against diseases like:
Your child can also receive a seasonal flu vaccine each year and the vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), a viral infection that can increase risk factors for certain cancers.
Typically, your child will receive vaccinations during their annual wellness check. However, some vaccinations require a series of injections scheduled over a period of several weeks or months.
If you plan to travel outside of the United States with your child, additional vaccinations may also be necessary to protect against diseases common in other areas of the world.
If your child has an allergy or an underlying medical condition that makes vaccinations impossible, the team at Pediatric Care of Four Corners works closely with you to protect them from disease.
When you have questions or concerns about the safety or effectiveness of vaccinations, be sure to discuss them with your provider before making a final decision. They can provide insight into the many benefits of vaccinations and answer any questions you have.
To schedule a vaccination consultation, call Pediatric Care of Four Corners or request an appointment today.