Most vaccines are given during childhood and can protect your child against serious diseases. They work by stimulating the immune system, preparing the body to fight infections more effectively. Children who have not had all their vaccinations are more susceptible to catching certain diseases, such as measles and rubella.
Vaccines are essential to the health of a child and should be included in a child’s routine checkups. They can help protect a child against potentially life-threatening diseases like COVID-19, measles, polio, and whooping cough. Not only are these diseases dangerous, but they can also be very contagious. Some communities with low vaccination rates have experienced outbreaks of these diseases.
Vaccines are safe for children and the public. The more people receive a vaccine, the more likely they are to develop “herd immunity” against the disease. It is also important to remember that the vaccine schedule for different age groups differs. Your child’s healthcare provider will advise you on a vaccination schedule based on your child’s health history and vaccine needs.
It is important to remember that the recommended schedule is based on policies and research by expert groups. Talk with your health care provider to get a schedule for your child and discuss it with your child.