Pediatrician & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist located in Tallahassee, FL

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Immunizations services offered in Tallahassee, FL

Immunizations help prepare your child’s body to fight against any illness-causing germs they may encounter. At ASK Pediatric Services in Tallahassee, Florida, Aisha Bailey, DO, and the team keep your child up-to-date with all of the immunizations they need starting just days after they’re born. Learn more about immunizations for your child by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at ASK Pediatric Services today.

What are immunizations?

Immunizations, which are also called vaccinations, are a critical part of preventive medicine that can protect you and your children against dozens of harmful illnesses. They come in the form of injections and can include one or multiple doses that you get on a specific schedule. 

Diseases caused by contagious viruses, bacteria, and other germs can spread quickly, especially among children, who may not wash their hands as much as adults and tend to be in close proximity with each other in school and on the playground. 

You can bring your child to ASK Pediatric Services from the time they’re an infant. The team helps you stay current on the vaccines your child needs so you can get them and any necessary booster shots in a timely manner. 

They can teach you about immunizations and how they work to equip your child’s immune system against specific pathogens. 

Which immunizations does my child need?

Many immunizations are available to protect children and adults alike. Diseases that once caused widespread health complications, disabilities, and even death are now minimal thanks to expertly formulated vaccinations against them. 

ASK Pediatric Services provides immunizations against:

  • The flu
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis
  • Rabies
  • Smallpox
  • Chickenpox
  • Whooping cough
  • Shingles
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • COVID-19

Your child starts getting the immunizations they need as an infant, just days after birth. Some vaccines are not necessary until later in childhood or adolescence. 

Why are immunizations important?

The team at ASK Pediatric Services is well aware of the importance of immunizations both within your family and among the entire population. They encourage all families to get immunizations for their children and find that the majority of their patient population is vaccinated. 

Immunizations not only keep your child safe from severe illnesses that were once much more prevalent in the population, they also provide safety for everyone around your child too. 

When enough people in a community get immunized against a specific disease, the disease dwindles among the population, and even those who are not vaccinated or cannot be vaccinated for health reasons are protected. 

Find out more about immunizations and their benefits for your child’s long-term health by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at ASK Pediatric Services today.