Child Vaccination Schedule: Is Your Child Up to Date?

Vaccinations are designed to protect your child against disease, but only if they are administered using a traditional vaccination schedule. Your child’s first vaccines are often the most crucial and require several doses between birth and six months.

The medical community is constantly researching the most effective way to use vaccinations to safeguard against preventable disease. As a result, the recommended vaccination and booster schedule receives updates on a regular basis. Young children and teenagers may require additional boosters for the vaccine to offer full protection. If you are unsure whether your child is up to date on all vaccinations, please call us today. You can request a copy of your child’s immunization record at any office visit.

Your Child’s First Vaccines

You can find the most up-to-date child vaccination schedules and other immunization guidelines on the CDC’s website here.

What About an Alternative Child Vaccination Schedule?

Dr. Despinasse and Fertile Crescent Pediatrics strongly recommend that all parents have their children vaccinated according to standard immunization practices. Following an approved vaccination schedule, such as the one recommended by the CDC, is the safest and most effective way to protect your child against potentially debilitating diseases. Our goal at all times is to ensure that each child is fully vaccinated against preventable illnesses. If you have questions about our immunization policies, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today.

Vaccine Information for Parents

How do I get a copy of my child’s immunization record?
You can request a copy of your child’s immunization record at any office visit. Simply request a copy to be printed at the checkout desk.

When do you give the flu vaccine?
Clinics routinely give the flu vaccine prior to the start of the winter flu season. We usually administer the vaccine sometime in the fall. The specific date we begin giving flu shots depends on when we receive it from the vaccine manufacturer. In the fall, look for specific information regarding vaccine availability posted on our website.

Please call our office at 225.924.7343 with any questions regarding immunizations or your child’s vaccination schedule.

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