The Importance of Child Immunizations
By Peekaboo Pediatrics
February 01, 2019
Category: Immunizations
Tags: Immunizations  

How your pediatricians in Houston, Texas can protect your child’s health

The mother-daughter team of Dr. Heena Thakkar and Dr. Shilpa Pankaj at Peekaboo Pediatrics in Houston, Texas can protect your childimmunization against serious diseases by ensuring your child is up-to-date on child immunizations.

Immunizations are the quickest, least expensive, and easiest way to protect your child against serious diseases like polio, measles, mumps, tetanus, hepatitis, meningitis, and the flu. Thanks to immunizations, diseases like measles and polio have almost been wiped out.

Immunizations are also important to keep your child healthy and prevent transmission of diseases. When your child is immunized, your child is protected, you are protected, and anyone else your child comes into contact with is protected. That includes your child’s playmates, teachers, daycare workers and other adults and children.

In fact, your child must be current on immunizations in order to attend school and daycare. The Centers for Disease Control or CDC publishes a list of recommended immunizations from birth through age 18: The list includes:

(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

You can also view or print a list of recommended immunizations by clicking on this link:

Some parents have questions about the safety of vaccines. The truth is, vaccines are rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness years before they are marketed, and then they must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration and made available for public use.

Immunizations are the foundation for your child’s health. They can help your child live a healthy, happy life, and help you feel relieved your child is protected. For more information about immunizations and other pediatric services, call Dr. Heena Thakkar and Dr. Shilpa Pankaj at Peekaboo Pediatrics in Houston, Texas. Don’t wait! Protect your child’s health by calling today!