At Kernodle Clinic Department of Pediatrics, we advise that all children receive the proper immunizations from birth through 18 years of age. This is just one aspect of our comprehensive child health care services.
Pediatric immunizations are part of preventative well child care. Our goal is to keep your child happy and healthy as he or she participates in school, sports and other social activities! To keep your child safe and protected from life-threatening diseases, make sure they are up to date on their immunization schedule.
The Immunization Schedule is a uniform system used by pediatricians across the nation and approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The immunization guidelines were developed to prevent childhood disease in the U.S. and takes into account the rate of development of children’s immune systems as they grow.
Vaccines are safe and effective. They are one of the best and safest ways to prevent harmful diseases. Many diseases can be completely prevented, and other vaccines can lower the severity of symptoms and length of time that a child is sick. There is no scientific evidence that links autism or developmental issues with vaccines.
Most of the diseases that are prevented by vaccines are still present in society. While they are more common in other countries, they can still enter the U.S. through travelers. The only cause to skip vaccines is in the case that a child has an allergic reaction or a weak immune system.
Below is the recommended vaccines that the pediatricians at Kernodle Clinic can provide:
Every vaccine has a recommended schedule. To guarantee that your child’s immunity is as strong as it can be, it is important that your children receive their vaccines according to the schedule. Outbreaks still occur today due to individual children who are not properly vaccinated. Vaccines are scheduled throughout childhood and up into the late teens- not just during infancy! Be sure to consult the schedule and let your pediatrician know if your child has missed a vaccine.