The topic of childhood vaccines can be difficult to navigate if you attempt to do so on your own, the good news is that you don't have to. The same doctor you trust with the health of your little ones, your Houston, TX, pediatrician, is the same one who can guide you on your children's immunizations. Some of the most important topics are outlined below but you can learn much more by reaching out to Peekaboo Pediatrics with Dr. Heena Thakkar and Dr. Shilpa Pankaj.
Your child's immune system is a potent and efficient force that works to keep pathogens from causing infection and spreading within the body. But there are times when these pathogens can quickly overwhelm the immune system and this can lead to very serious consequences. Vaccines act by teaching the immune system to recognize and eliminate these threats so that if the body is ever exposed to the pathogen the vaccine targets, it will be prepared to face it.
Keeping Up With the Immunization Schedule
Your child begins to receive vaccines and these continue until they are in their teens, they are spread out to maximize their effectiveness and are sometimes given in multiple doses. It's why following the immunization schedule is so important, and the details of all the recommended vaccines are freely available on the CDC website. But it's not something you need to have perfect knowledge of, as your child's pediatrician keeps track of all of these vaccines and the ones already given to your child.
Safe and Effective
Although there is understandable trepidation about vaccines, if you have any questions you can always reach out to your child's doctor. Immunizations in the grand scheme serve a great role, thanks to vaccines there are many once destructive diseases that have been nearly eradicated.
Child Immunizations in Houston, TX
To make sure you're up to date on your child's immunizations you can schedule a consultation in Houston, TX, with Dr. Thakkar and Dr. Pankaj of Peekaboo Pediatrics by dialing (713) 861-4800.