Attention to all parents: your Montgomery, AL, pediatrician, Dr. Albert Holloway, is here to help you with your child's immunizations! Here at Payne and Holloway Pediatrics, Dr. Holloway not only supplies these vital vaccinations to young patients, but he also provides parents with the information they need about why these preautions are so vital. Read on to learn more!
Due to their young age and weaker immune systems, children are much more susceptible to certain viruses and medical concerns than adults. Accordingly, most schools ask parents for their children's immunization records to prevent the spread of diseases and illnesses among students.
Immunizations boost a person's immune system by way of administrating a vaccine. This stimulates the immune system and, according to to the World Health Organization, immunizations have been proven to avert about 2 to 3 million deaths a year.
In addition to preventing your child from growing deathly ill, vaccines are also cost-effective due to how they prevent expensive medical treatments.
Types of Immunizations
Here's a list of common vaccines administered by your Montgomery, AL, pediatrician:
- Influenza (Flu)
- Measles (MMR), a contagious infectious disease.
- Meningitis (MenACWY/MenB)
- Hepatitis B (HepB), a viral infection that attacks the liver.
- Rotavirus (RV), "the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease among infants and young children," according to the CDC.
- Tetanus (DTaP)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV for children ages nine and older), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the USA.
Does your child need a vaccine update? Call today!
As a loving parent, you want to make sure that your child remains as healthy and happy as possible—proper vaccinations are an easy and effective way to accomplis this task!
To make an appointment with your pediatrician, Dr. Albert Holloway, contact Payne and Holloway Pediatrics in Montgomery, AL, today at (334) 244-7209