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Vaccines Q&A

Pediatric Associates of Plano

Pediatricians located on campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Plano Hospital, Plano, TX

At Pediatric Associates of Plano, your child will receive the recommended vaccinations that protect against potentially dangerous diseases. To learn more about the benefits of vaccinations, contact Pediatric Associates of Plano by phone or through the online booking feature.

Vaccines

What are vaccinations?

Vaccinations are an important part of preventive medicine that helps build up immunity against certain diseases that are considered highly contagious or life-threatening in young children and those with weakened immune systems.

Vaccines work by introducing a weakened or small part of an infecting agent into the body to help your child's immune system recognize and build up their defenses against disease.

The team at Pediatric Associates of Plano strongly believes in the safety and benefits of vaccinations. We offer all recommended vaccines including those that protect against diseases such as:

  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Whooping cough
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Meningitis
  • Rotavirus


To keep your child well-protected against disease and up to date on all necessary vaccinations, our pediatricians typically provide vaccines during routine wellness exams. We follow the schedule recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The American Academy of Pediatrics and administer vaccines based on your child's age and existing health needs.

Your child may also need additional vaccinations if you plan to travel with them outside of the United States to protect them from diseases more common in other parts of the world.

What are the benefits of vaccinations?

Vaccines can prevent infectious diseases that kill or harm many infants, children and adults. Without vaccines, your child is at risk for getting seriously ill and suffering pain, disability, and even death from diseases like measles/whooping cough, flu and meningitis.

Vaccinating your children on schedule also helps to protect children in the community who can't receive vaccinations due to underlying health issues and allergies. This ensures that communities are better prepared to stop the spread of dangerous diseases.

It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs.

Vaccination is a highly effective, safe and easy way to help your family remain healthy. Timely vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to illness. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety or effectiveness of vaccinations, be sure to discuss them with your pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Plano.

You can call the office to request an appointment or use the online booking feature now.