Vaccinate Your Child

Posted on April 25th, 2012

Children deserve our best. We invest our time, our energy, and our love into our young ones. That investment deserves protection. Did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?

Immunizations are safe and effective, and they can ultimately save your child’s life. Vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals. Safety and wellbeing are at the heart of these studies. Serious side effects following vaccination, such as severe allergic reactions, are very rare. The prevention benefits of getting vaccinated are much greater than the possible side effects for almost all children.

The vaccines available in the US today offer protection again more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and other are close to extinction – all because of vaccination.

At The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments, we are committed to protecting your family. Your child will not be the only one who benefits from these vaccines. Some babies are too young to be completely vaccinated and some people may not be able to receive certain vaccinations due to severe allergies, weakened immune systems, or other reasons. To help keep these vulnerable people safe, it is important that everyone who is able to get vaccinated be fully immunized.

Again, you can turn to the Health Department to help you do this.  We are able to provide your children with all of the vaccines necessary to keep them safe. Do not forget that some schools and daycares require certain vaccinations before admission is allowed. If you would like more information on these practices feel free to contact your closest health center.

For more information, visit the CDC’s Immunization Guide for Parents.