Parents want to protect their children from contagious diseases, including many that can be deadly. Following a recommended vaccination schedule can prevent measles, mumps and rubella, polio, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) as well as the seasonal flu and known strains of other flu viruses. Since routine vaccinations became available, the number of children with these potentially deadly diseases has declined dramatically and epidemics of these diseases have virtually disappeared. By following your doctor’s recommendations, you’re doing what you can to protect your child and your family.
Why Children's Health℠?
At Children’s Health, where we work with some of the most critically ill children every day, we are truly advocates for responsible immunization. Of all of modern medicine’s achievements, we believe eradicating dozens of diseases (and avoiding millions of deaths) is among the best news there is. We want to make sure your child is part of an ongoing good-news story.
Children’s specialists constantly review current research and epidemiology to help prevent the spread of diseases. The physicians who practice at Children’s Health monitors new findings and participates in studies to discover the best of the best practices known in preventative medicine today.
The physicians who practice at Children’s Health works in concert with public health administrators, school nursing practitioners, and of course, our patients, their families, and area pediatricians, to maintain the most comprehensive, thorough understanding of today’s epidemiology. Fine-tuning immunization schedules and identifying children at risk for certain illnesses in time to offer a preventative measure is all in a day’s work for us.