The Importance of Immunization

Find out why vaccines are particularly important for your children.

One of the best ways to protect your child from various communicable diseases is by turning to our Nashville, TN, board-certified pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Davidson County for immunizations. All kids have an immunization schedule that they need to follow.

Childhood Immunizations in 2022

Every year, the CDC releases a new recommend vaccine schedule for children that our Nashville, TN, pediatric team follows. These schedules are important to follow as the timing of the immunizations is critical to protecting your child from certain preventable diseases. The goal of keeping up to date with this immunization schedule is to safeguard your child from unnecessary illnesses and complications related to these diseases. Recommended childhood vaccines include,

  • Annual flu shots
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Polio
  • Chickenpox
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Rotavirus
  • Pneumococcal (PCV)
  • Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal
  • HPV (early adolescence)

These vaccines are offered at different timings and dosages throughout the years, starting at birth. If you have questions about any of these vaccines or when your child should get them, our team is always here to answer your questions.

Changes in Childhood Immunization Schedules for 2022

As of right now, the CDC has not released the latest immunization schedule this year, but in 2021 there were no major changes made, just additional information on “catch-up” vaccinations such as HPV vaccines, as well as immunizations for specific populations. If you are unsure about what vaccines your child should get, you can always talk with our Nashville, TN, board-certified pediatricians.

We know that trying to hunt down all of this information can be confusing, and sometimes Google searches can provide you with inaccurate information. We recommend checking the CDC website to look for the latest changes to your child’s immunization schedule for the year. Better yet, you can always reach out to us to see if there are any recommendations or changes to their current vaccine schedule.

If you have questions about your child’s current immunizations schedule, call Pediatric Associates of Davidson County in Nashville, TN, at (615) 329-3595.

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