Pediatric Immunizations

Vaccinations are an important part of wellness check-ups with the Hattiesburg Clinic pediatrics team. They are recommended to protect children from serious illnesses and infections.

Pediatric Immunizations

Vaccinations are an important part of pediatric wellness check-ups. They are a preventative measure recommended to protect children from serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses and infections. Children with developing immune systems are more vulnerable to viruses through exposure to germs and bacteria. Vaccinations are not only recommended for your child’s wellbeing but also for the health of your family and those around you.

What are Vaccines?

Vaccines are small amounts of killed or weakened forms of the bacteria that causes the certain diseases. In some instances, only parts of the germ is used in a vaccine. When children receive the vaccine, it triggers the production of antibodies. Antibodies create immunity by stimulating the body to recognize and fight off pathogens.

Types of Immunizations

Common immunizations recommended for children include:

  • COVID-19 –COVID
  • Tdap/DTaP –Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis
  • HAV/HepA – Hepatitis A
  • HBV/HepB –Hepatitis B
  • Hib (Haemophilus Influenza type B) – Meningitis, Pneumonia & Epiglottitis
  • HPV Vaccine – Human Papillomavirus
  • Influenza – Seasonal Flu and H1N1 (Swine Flu)
  • MMR –Measles, Mumps & Rubella
  • Meningitis –Meningococcal Disease
  • PCV Vaccine – Pneumococcal Disease (Meningitis, Pneumonia and Ear Infections)
  • IPV– Polio
  • Rotavirus – Diarrhea, Vomiting, Fever and Dehydration
  • RSV – Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Varicella –Chickenpox

Certain vaccines may cause mild reactions, including a fever, soreness or reddening where the shot was given. Serious reactions are rare, but it is important to seek medical attention if you experience any abnormal changes beyond those mentioned. Immunizations are the most effective way to protect your child and family from contagious diseases and the risks are small in comparison to the diseases they’re intended to prevent.

Recommended Vaccination Schedule

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends an immunizations schedule for when children should receive specific vaccines. Infants are born with immunities as they receive antibodies from their mother in the womb. CDC guidelines suggest that the first vaccine should be given at birth and then administered throughout childhood up to age 18. Parents of infants can expect to visit their pediatrician each month or two until six months of age.

It is important to stay up-to-date on your child’s vaccinations as their life span varies. As its length of life differs the time of protection from infection also differs. Some vaccinations require a specific number of doses making following a schedule even more important. Your pediatrician will provide you with a detailed vaccination schedule for your child.

Connect With our Pediatric Team

If you’d like to learn more about vaccines and schedule for when they should be administered, contact Hattiesburg Clinic. We work to provide patients with easy access to care when it’s needed. Contact our team to schedule a well visit for your child. At this appointment one of our pediatricians will review the list of recommended vaccines and develop a plan that aligns with the CDC’s immunization schedule. Your child’s health and wellbeing is our priority and protecting them from serious illnesses is one way we can do just that.

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