What Is A Vaccine and Why Does Your Baby Need It?
Vaccines offer immunity to key diseases and offer protection against acquiring them in the future. If you are a new parent, you've likely heard your pediatrician stress the need for your baby to have timely vaccinations. When looking at the list of vaccines needed, it is likely that you won't recognize or know every single type needed, such as polio or diphtheria; however, these are all diseases that have infected and killed many children in the United States and the vaccine prevents anyone from becoming sick again. Ultimately, vaccines protect your baby from disease and ensure that they cannot be spread to others. At Caring Pediatric Partners in Saginaw, MI, Dr. Gayatri Shanker and her talented team are ready to answer any of your questions about the required vaccines for your baby.
What Vaccines Does My Baby Need?
Most of the required vaccinations are given in the first two years of your baby's life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the source of truth for your baby's vaccination schedule and more information on the recommended timeline can be found via their website. At Caring Pediatric Partners we are happy to answer any of your questions on vaccines and strive to make the experience as positive as possible for your child.
At Caring Pediatric Partners, Dr. Shanker is one of the premiere newborn doctors in Saginaw, MI and looks forward to providing care for your child for years to come. For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly medical professionals, give us a call at 989-793-1095.