If you’d like to protect your child from communicable diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough, Renee Harwell, APRN, MSN, CPNP-PC, and her experienced team at Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc in Forney, Texas, can help. They offer childhood vaccines to help your child avoid contracting a dangerous or life-threatening disease. Book your child’s next appointment by phone or online today.
Vaccines are shots your child receives to help prevent serious and life-threatening diseases. Getting vaccines is a requirement for attending some daycares and schools. Vaccinations contain weakened live or dead viruses that, when injected, help your child’s body build immunity and reduce their risk of getting sick.
The main benefit of childhood vaccines is disease prevention. If your child does contract a disease after being vaccinated for it, symptoms of the disease are often less severe. Your child may miss less school due to illness and avoid unpleasant and dangerous symptoms associated with communicable diseases.
The team at Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc offers a vaccine program for children that allows most patients to receive vaccines at no cost. Ask your child’s provider if they are eligible for this program.
Childhood vaccines available at Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc include but are not limited to:
You and your child’s provider can discuss which vaccines they should receive based on their age and risk factors.
Because vaccines are shots, your child might feel a slight pinch during needle insertion. But any discomfort they feel lasts just a second. Temporary mild side effects associated with vaccines can include a low-grade fever, soreness at the injection site, and fatigue.
Talk with your pediatric specialist about the vaccine schedule your child should follow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a hepatitis B vaccine at birth and the next set of vaccinations at about:
Flu vaccines are available annually. Your provider is happy to discuss questions or concerns with you.
To learn more about vaccines or to vaccinate your child, schedule an appointment with Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc by phone or online today.