Vaccines protect your child from potentially harmful illnesses like polio and chickenpox. At Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, in West Linn, Oregon, pediatrician Badia Jabbour, MD, and the team provide quick and on-time vaccinations for your child starting shortly after they’re born. Schedule your child’s next appointment for vaccines or boosters by phone or online today.
Vaccines are injections that boost your child’s immune system to prevent serious illnesses from infections. They can work against viral and bacterial diseases that otherwise make your child much sicker. Most vaccines contain either an inactive or weak form of the bacteria or virus they protect your child against.
When your child’s immune system comes into contact with a given vaccine, their immune system then has the chance to develop components called antibodies to fight an active infection in the future. While it might still be possible for your child to get some symptoms from the illness, it’s much milder after immunization than it would be otherwise.
The team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, makes the injection process as brief and painless for your child as possible. They can teach you about the vaccines your child needs and the ideal times in your child’s life to get them.
Some people have concerns about getting vaccines for their children. Fortunately, ample medical data support the safety of vaccines in pediatrics. These vaccines prevent your child from getting various severe illnesses that were once deadly among children.
Not only do vaccines protect your child, they also protect the greater community. When enough community members are vaccinated, specific disease-causing germs can no longer spread through the population. For this reason, vaccines have nearly eradicated many diseases since their creation.
The team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, helps you and your family stay on track with all of the vaccines your child needs and their boosters. Your child starts getting vaccinations within their first days and weeks of life, though some vaccines are better to get later in childhood or adolescence.
Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, provides vaccines against:
While some vaccines only require one or two doses, the influenza vaccine changes every year to protect your child against whichever strains of the flu are predicted to be most active.
To learn more about pediatric vaccines, call Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, or schedule your child’s next appointment online today.