Immunizations help protect your child’s health through life
They are considered a rite of passage for children during their formative years —
immunizations — that are designed to protect them from specific diseases that can
affect them later in life.
Before the advent of vaccines, many children died from diseases that these vaccines
now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio. Those same diseases are still
around today, but because of immunizations, it’s seldom that we see cases develop.
For a number of years, childhood vaccinations have been under attack by opponents
lobbying to abolish the practice. Their mistrust of immunizations for medical, ethical
and/or legal reasons, and their refusal to have their children vaccinated, has led to an
increase in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.
The reality is that vaccines strengthen the immune system by producing antibodies to
fight disease. Infants have limited immune systems during the first few months of life,
so they need repeated vaccinations given at certain intervals to build a stronger immune
The world has seen unprecedented consequences with the COVID-19 outbreak, as we
anxiously await a vaccine for it. We’ve already got time-tested vaccines for a host of
dangerous diseases that can endanger many more children than any known vaccine-
related complications. The bottom line is that vaccinations are safe, and help give our
children the healthiest possible start in life.
At the office of Dr. Andre Nye, our mission is the well-being of your child and your whole
family. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate
care for a wide range of services, including pediatrics, obstetrics and urgent care
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