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Immunizations

Immunizations in Rockville, MD

At Gold Pediatrics LLC, we provide vaccinations in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP). We do not make individual vaccination schedules for families. We do not provide service for families that decide not to vaccinate their children, because not vaccinating children goes against the recommendations of the ACIP and the AAP.

The best way to care for your child is with preventative care. This way, you're helping them avoid any diseases that may come their way and they're protected while they're on the playground. Immunizations are vital when it comes to protecting your child from germs that can be found while they're playing with other kids or are just out in public. Because of these vaccines, you no longer have to worry about your child suffering from infections like smallpox or polio that can cause long-term damage and issues.

Why Immunizations Are So Important

As soon as your child is born, they’ll receive their first immunization. These shots will help keep your child safe and help their growing body fight off any illnesses that may come their way. It’s much easier to take this preventative step than it is to care for your child after they’ve contracted a disease. This helps you avoid any long-term effects that any of these diseases may have to your child’s health.

Getting your child immunized also helps the community in the long run by protecting others who aren’t able to be vaccinated for various reasons. Immunizations also save you money by helping you avoid extra visits to the doctor.

From the time that they’re born to around 6 years old, you should expect to visit your child’s pediatrician more than once a year for checkups and to maintain their immunization schedule. Some of the common immunizations include:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Tetanus
  • Poliovirus
  • Influenza
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus

Once your child gets older, they’ll only need to maintain their flu shot once a year and their tetanus shot every 10 years.

Contact Your Pediatrician Today!

When it comes to keeping your child safe, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything possible to protect your child, which is why it’s crucial to make sure that they are up to date on their immunizations. Contact Gold Pediatrics in Rockville, MD, at (301) 517-9710 today to make sure your child is up to date on their vaccinations.

Recommended Immunization Schedule

  • 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2011
  • 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2011
  • Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2011

Resources

Vaccine Safety: The Facts Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP

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