Vaccines are a critical part of keeping your child healthy. Common diseases like measles, polio, and whooping cough can be easily prevented by routine pediatric vaccinations and will be part of most standard well-child visits.
Vaccines contain a dead or weakened strain of a virus, allowing our immune systems to easily fight back and overcome it without making us sick. This is due to the fact that our bodies “remember” the antigens produced by said diseases, allowing us to develop immunity to them without actually having to suffer through the illness itself! Getting your child vaccinated also helps keep your community safe, preventing the disease from spreading to those who have compromised immune systems.
Newborns are actually immune to some diseases when they’re born, thanks to the antibodies their mothers pass on to them. However, this immunity quickly fades, making pediatric vaccines a necessity.
That’s why it’s important to follow the immunization schedule below. Our knowledgeable pediatricians in Memphis want to ensure that your child is healthy at every stage of their lives, protecting them long-term from preventable diseases.
Ensure your child stays healthy and up to date with their pediatric vaccinations. These are the vaccinations you can expect starting from birth.
(Can give DTaP and Polio in combination with Hib or Hepatitis B)
HPV can be given as early as 9. If started at age 15 or older, there are 3 vaccines in the series.
As part of your routine well-child visits, our Memphis pediatricians will ensure that your child's vaccinations are complete and up to date. As providers to many Memphis families, we utilize the latest technology for record-keeping via our Patient Portal where you can access information about your child's medical history as well as schedule appointments, ask questions, and more.