Immunizations

The Importance of Childhood Immunizations

It’s amazing to consider, but illnesses that once killed thousands – diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, and more – are now easily preventable with proper childhood immunizations.

Vaccinations, which are only authorized in the United States after careful, meticulous review by a team of medical and science professionals, have become a common part of routine preventive care for children.

Side effects are rare, and the temporary discomfort caused by injections is trivial when compared to the horrible effects of the illnesses they protect against (and is often quickly forgotten with the deft application of a lollipop).

Keep in mind, childhood immunizations not only protect your children from contracting disease, but also protect those who are not able to be vaccinated due to age, allergies, or compromised immune systems.

Are Your Kids Up-to-Date?

At KinderMender, childhood immunizations are often administered during a well child checkup, unless the patient is ill or running a temperature. Immunizations also can be administered on a walk-in basis at any one of our three Maryland locations, as long as the child is up-to-date with his or her physicals.

Children age 5 and older who have not received their childhood immunizations cannot be seen by KinderMender’s primary care physicians, as they risk being exposed to children at our office who may have a communicable illness.

Getting to the Point

KinderMender follows all CDC guidelines for necessary vaccinations, and childhood immunization schedules are updated according to AAP standards. Complete medical and vaccination records are required to be submitted by all new patients prior to transferring to KinderMender.

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