Pediatric Immunization & Vaccines at Garnet Health
You would do anything to keep your children safe and healthy. That’s why you installed baby locks on kitchen-cabinet doors when your young one started to crawl. It’s why you feed your little ones the healthiest meals and snacks. And it’s why you should ensure your children receive timely pediatric immunizations.
Vaccines are a simple, safe way to protect your children from a range of dangerous diseases. Pediatric vaccines have been proven safe time and again, and their effectiveness helps set the stage for healthy development and growth. That’s why it’s critical to stay up to date on your child’s shots. The primary care providers at Garnet Health can help you manage your child’s immunizations, provide an age-based schedule for when immunizations are required, and help you stay on track.
How Pediatric Vaccines Work
Childhood immunizations strengthen your child’s immune system by introducing a weakened version of an infection. White blood cells help the immune system recognize the infection in the future and ignite the body’s response. As a result, your child is protected from diseases that once were debilitating or deadly.
Pediatric Vaccine Schedule
Staying on schedule with your child’s pediatric immunizations is vital. Doing so gives your child the best chance of avoiding preventable diseases. The providers at Garnet Health follow a dedicated childhood immunization schedule, and partner with parents and guardians to shield children from infections that include:
- Chicken pox
- Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis
- Haemophilus influenzae type b
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, mumps and rubella
- Meningococcal and Meningococcal B
The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that children follow an immunization schedule. This should be done from birth to age 18, unless your doctor specifies otherwise. Your child will need only single doses of some vaccines; others require additional doses and boosters.
Pediatric Care Close to Home
If your child needs pediatric immunizations and vaccines in Orange and Sullivan counties, Garnet Health is here to help. Find a primary care provider for your child or call 845-292-6684 for Liberty and 845-333-7575 for Middletown to learn more about our pediatric services.