Vaccines are an important part of your child's healthcare and, in addition to checking growth and development, will comprise a large portion of your child's early pediatrician visits.
Why are vaccines important?
Vaccines help protect your child from disease.
Vaccines work by stimulating your child's immune system, so that if they are exposed to a certain virus or bacteria, their body is already prepared to fight the disease.
While many of the diseases we vaccinate against have become very rare, and while vaccination does not always guarantee your child will never get the disease, vaccination goes a long way in protecting your child from some of these devastating illnesses.