August Is National Immunization Awareness Month
Following a recommended immunization schedule for children in the United States has had an enormous impact on improving their health. Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a family or community. While these diseases are not common in the U.S., they persist around the world.
It is important that we continue to protect our children with vaccines because outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do occasionally occur in the United States and Georgia.
Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly – especially in infants and young children.
The Recommended Chart from the CDC
For specific recommended vaccines and immunization schedule for children from birth through 6 years, see this chart from the Center for Disease Control.
Visit Sun Pediatrics in Marietta and East Cobb
Have more questions about the recommended immunization schedule for children? Ask Dr. Hari of Sun Pediatrics. Dr. Hari is highly recommended by parents of Marietta and East Cobb. Sun is your family-friendly pediatrician.