The Importance of Immunizations

The Importance of Immunizations

Are you wondering if your child really needs immunizations? The truth is, that immunizations are an easy, effective way to prevent the spread of contagious and serious illnesses and diseases. Immunizations protect your child. Dr. Sherley Aramath and Dr. Tien Truong at Arlington Family Practice in Arlington, TX, offer a wide range of medical services including immunizations, for people of all ages.

What You Need To Know About Immunizations

Immunizations are important, and that’s not all. Consider that immunizations are also:

  • Safe, because vaccines are rigorously tested and approved by both the FDA and CDC before they are released for public use
  • Effective, because vaccines are 95% to 99% effective at preventing disease and illness, according to
  • Convenient, because vaccines can be easily administered at well visit and school or sports physical appointments
  • Quick, because each vaccination requires only about a minute

Your child needs immunizations because a child’s immune system isn’t as strong as that of an adult. An immature immune system makes your child more susceptible to being infected with an illness or developing a disease. Your child also needs immunizations to attend daycare or school.

The CDC publishes recommendations on which vaccines your child needs from birth to age 18. The recommended vaccines are:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Meningococcal conjugate
  • Flu

To view or print the current immunization schedule from the CDC, please click here. 

Immunizations aren’t just important for children. Adults need them too. Seniors are especially vulnerable to the effects of viruses and bacteria. Important immunizations for adults include:

  • Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles

Want To Know More?

To discover more about the importance of immunizations and how they can protect your child’s health, call Dr. Aramath and Dr. Truong at Arlington Family Practice in Arlington, TX. You can reach them in the office by calling (817) 277-6444, so call today.