Importance of Immunizations
By Southwest Children's Clinic
December 13, 2022
Category: Child Safety
Tags: Immunizations  

An immunization schedule is simply a set of recommendations created by health experts about which types of vaccines your child should get, and when. The complete schedule, and not just for newborns, is available on the CDC website for everyone to examine. Some vaccines need to be given at specific times to maximize their effect, and some need to be repeated. It can be a bit daunting to look examine those tables, as well as to try to keep track all on your own. But the good news is that your child's pediatrician can take care of all that. During the recommended checkups their doctor makes sure they are on a healthy track, and this includes immunizations, you can learn more about them by reaching out directly to your local West Jordan, UT, professionals of Southwest Children's Clinic.

Importance of Immunizations

Typically, another recommendation by experts is that you should have chosen your baby's pediatrician months before they are born, one of the primary reasons for this is that the very first appointment needs to take place just days after birth. Babies will go through six of these types of visits just within their first year, so it's important to establish that relationship early.

It's during these visits that their doctor will take the opportunity to vaccinate your child for their required immunizations.

Some of the vaccines in the schedule that they are recommended to get from birth until they are toddlers, and in no specific order, are for, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, polio, COVID-19, influenza, varicella, measles, mumps, and rubella.

It's an extensive list, although not a complete one, but those are all the types of diseases that you can help guard your child against.

Immunizations in West Jordan, UT

Make sure to bring your child in for all their recommended appointments so they can get access to every immunization, you can schedule a visit with Southwest Children's Clinic in West Jordan, UT by dialing (801) 563-1975.