Childhood Immunizations in Metro Atlanta, Georgia
How Vaccines Work
Vaccinations are a proven and effective way of creating disease immunity in people. Immunizations are composed of small doses of dead or weakened disease-causing microorganisms in the form of viruses and bacteria. In very small amounts, these microorganisms are injected into the bloodstream to stimulate the immune system to respond to an infection. This helps the body grow resistant to the microorganism through antibodies and become strong enough to fight it off later on if needed.
Young children have had very little exposure to germs and diseases. That’s why they need to be immunized while still young. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children receive a number of vaccines to stay healthy during childhood. These include the vaccine for each of the following:
- Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus
- Measles, mumps and rubella
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
Is Vaccination Safe?
Many concerned parents worry about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. At Kids Avenue Pediatrics, our vaccines are held to the highest standard of safety. In fact, The United States has the safest and most effective supply of vaccines in the history of the world. Rest assured that it is required by law for vaccines to undergo years of testing before they can be licensed and administered. Once put into use, they are monitored continually for safety and effectiveness.
Should I Vaccinate My Child?
If you ask our pediatricians whether you should vaccinate your child, our answer is a resounding yes. Vaccination is good not only for your child but for society as a whole as it promotes herd immunity. Children rarely have adverse reactions to vaccinations, and when they do, we can quickly and easily reverse the reaction.
Provide Your Child With Needed Immunity
Whether your child has never been vaccinated before or simply needs a booster shot, call our office to schedule an appointment. We’ll make the experience as happy and pleasant as possible.