There are a number of recommended vaccinations, most of which need to be performed during childhood years. Vaccinations are created for the purpose of preventing major illness. In many cases, vaccinations can even be life-saving.
The initial vaccinations are administered at the time of birth and are then done on a specific schedule throughout the childhood and adolescent years in most cases. The vaccinations that are normally given during childhood or adolescence include:
Some of these vaccinations are administered in several doses. For example, the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines are normally grouped together but are administered in two doses. The first dose occurs at 12-15 months and the second is usually given between ages 4-6.
One of the main concerns that many parents have is preparing their child for vaccinations. The most important thing to remember is that your child takes their cues from you. This means that if you present the doctor's office as a positive experience, your child will perceive the visit that way as well.
If your child is fearful or worried about having shots, explain that Dr. Silao is here to help. Keep your child's line of vision away from the vaccination, distracting them with conversation or objects if possible. Dr. Silao is experienced with providing vaccinations for patients of all ages, and he always strives to make both you and your child comfortable during this quick and easy process.
In some cases, adults haven't received necessary vaccinations early in life and vaccinations can be given as needed. There are also certain vaccinations that are required for travel in some areas. If you're planning a trip out of the country, contract the office of Michael Silao, MD, to learn more about which vaccinations you may need prior to your trip. Regardless of which vaccinations you need for your family, Dr. Silao is ready to help.
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