Vaccines protect children and their health by helping them build immunity to a host of serious diseases and illnesses. Many schools require kids to be up to date with various vaccinations and that’s where we come in. Dr. Francine Paston, Dr. Daniel Schloegel, and the skilled pediatric staff at Green Mountain Pediatrics in Lakewood, CO, administer vaccinations and can ensure your child is up to date for school.
Importance of Vaccines
Children can be exposed to a wide range of illnesses and viruses at school where they are surrounded by so many other kids. One way to protect them from getting sick is through vaccination. Vaccines help the body build immunity to different diseases and illnesses, such as the flu, so kids are less likely to get sick. Vaccines also protect children from many serious diseases that could potentially be deadly, such as the measles.
Vaccinations are available for many different illnesses and diseases, including influenza, meningitis, human papillomavirus (HPV), polio, measles, chickenpox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, whooping cough, rubella, tetanus, and more. All the children’s vaccines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have undergone decades of rigorous scientific and medical testing. Vaccines are a safe and an effective way to protect kids’ health.
We follow the AAP and CDC recommendations for immunizations and vaccinations at our Lakewood, CO, pediatric office, which includes three vaccination schedules for school. Each schedule outlines when and how much of each vaccine to administer. The first schedule is for children from birth to 6 years old. The second is for kids from 7-18 years of age. The third schedule is for kids who need to catch-up on vaccinations due to starting late or falling behind the recommended timeline.
Our experienced and knowledgeable pediatric staff can help ensure your kids are up to date with the vaccination schedules for school. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Paston or Dr. Schloegel for vaccinations, call Green Mountain Pediatrics in Lakewood, CO, at (303) 936-7415.