Aside from good hand hygiene, adequate sleep, proper diet and regular exercise, vaccinations are the best way to protect our children from potentially devastating and lethal diseases. From early childhood to the teen years, there are 16 vaccines which can help prevent unnecessary illness or hospitalization. Staying current with the right vaccines is even more important if your child has any underlying chronic health conditions which may expose them to a greater risk of contracting these vaccine preventable diseases. Because of the large number of vaccines that are available, it is best that you speak about this very important issue with your child’s pediatrician or primary care physician who can be your best resource and helped guide appropriate vaccination.

Category: Vaccinations