Some childhood diseases have been eradicated as a result of vaccinations. Among the list of eradicated diseases are polio, smallpox malaria, and hookworm. These diseases are no longer a threat to Cy-Fairkids or any other children. They are still among the diseases for which pediatrists recommend vaccines. Some of these vaccinations are given in a series and some of them are given to children under the age of two years.

Hepatitis B

This pediatrist recommended vaccine is given in a series. The first dose is given at birth.Cy-Fairpediatrists recommend it be given within the first 24 hours. If the baby is born with a low birth rate the vaccine may not be administered until he or she is one month old or until discharged from the hospital. The second dose is given between one and two months of age. The third dose is given anytime between six months and one and a half years.

Combination Vaccines

Babies from two to six months in age receive a combination of vaccinesfrom the pediatrist. This combination includes: Rotavirus (RV), Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP), haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13), inactivated poliovirus (IPV) given in a series about two months apart. All of these vaccines are administered at least twice. The DTap and PCV13 are given three times.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

The pediatrist recommends this combination vaccine be given when a baby is a year old. These diseases were fairly common decades ago, but, thanks to vaccinations, no longer pose a threat. Measles and mumps could lead to brain problems. Swelling of the brain is a complication with both diseases and meningitis is associated with mumps. This disease is also known to cause deafness and inflammation of the ovaries or testicles. If a pregnant woman becomes infected with rubella, she could have a miscarriage, a stillbirth, premature delivery or the baby could have birth defects.

Cy-Fair Pediatrists Also Recommend Hep A Vaccine

This vaccine is administered when the baby is a year old. The hepatitis A virus (HAV) can make a baby seriously ill. Jaundice is one of the symptoms associated with the disease. HAV outbreaks may occur at childcare centers.

Vaccinating your baby against these diseases may keep your child from becoming seriously ill. Epidemics of these diseases took lives by the hundreds before vaccinations were available. Even today in some areas across the globe children die or have their health seriously impacted in a negative way because vaccines are not available to them.

At Pediatric Health Care we are committed to keeping the families of Cy-Fair healthy. Contact us and make an appointment if your kids are in need of vaccination.