Do you remember polio? Smallpox? Measles? Yellow Fever? No? That’s because all of these dangerous diseases have been eradicated in the United States, thanks to a robust vaccination program. When the government-recommended vaccine schedules are followed by parents, not only are their children safer as a result but so are all of the children around them.
Immunizations are a crucial part of early childhood health, preventing young children from getting sick at the hands of a preventable disease. With the safest vaccine program in the world, parents in Charleston and across the United States should have the utmost confidence that vaccines are safe and extremely effective.
Charleston Pain and Rehab offers a comprehensive immunization plan for new parents, along with access to a board-certified doctor who can answer every question they may have. Contact our office today at 843-920-3224 to schedule a consultation with one of our professionals.
Are Vaccines Safe?
Yes. Vaccines can be used safely. Vaccines are extremely safe because of the United States’ established vaccine safety system. The United States currently has the most reliable vaccine supply in history. Every year, millions of children receive vaccines. Most side effects of vaccines are mild and include pain or swelling around the injection site.
Are Vaccines and Autism Related?
No. Scientific studies and reviews continue not to support a link between vaccines, autism, and vaccines.
What is the Difference Between Vaccines and Immunizations?
Vaccines can be injections (shots), liquids or pills that are administered to your body to help it recognize and protect against harmful germs.
There are vaccines that protect against:
- Viruses such as the ones that cause flu and COVID-19
- Bacterias, such as tetanus and diphtheria.
Immunization refers to the process of being protected against a disease. It can also refer to vaccination, which is the process of getting a vaccine that protects against disease.
What Happens Within My Body After I Receive a Vaccinate?
The immune response can be broken down into three steps:
- Your body perceives germs as foreign when they infiltrate your body.
- Your body’s immune system is responsible for fighting off germs.
- Your immune system will also keep track of the germ. If the germ invades again, it will attack the germ. This “memory”, protects you from the diseases that the germ can cause. This protection is known as immunity.
Should My Children be Vaccinated if They are Not in School or Childcare?
No matter if your child is in child care, or if they live at home, it is important to get them vaccinated according to the schedule. Even children in their early years can become exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases. It is important that they get all of the vaccines at recommended ages. These illnesses can be contracted by children from anyone and everywhere, including their parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, neighbors, school visitors, or on the playground. No matter if your baby is in a home or away, she will come into contact with others throughout the day. Some of these people may not be aware that they are sick.
A vaccine-preventable disease is a disease that can be prevented. Although they might not show symptoms, or they may have mild symptoms, it could lead to the spread of disease to children and babies. Many of these diseases can be particularly dangerous for young children. It is best to get your child vaccinated at the recommended age to protect them, regardless of whether she is in care.
What is a Vaccination Schedule and how does it work?
A vaccine schedule, also known as an immunization schedule, lists the recommended vaccines for each group of people. This schedule lists who should receive the vaccines and how many they should have. It also indicates when they should get them. The vaccine schedule is published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.
Both children and adults need to follow the schedule to receive their vaccines. The schedule will allow them to receive protection against the disease at the exact right time.
Vaccines Offered by Charleston Pain and Rehab
- Flu Shots
- Pneumonia Shots
Contact Charleston Pain and Rehab to Make Sure You and Your Children are Current on Immunizations
The doctors at Charleston Pain and Rehab are all board-certified professionals who provide medical services and counsel based on scientifically established criteria and studies. We are ready to answer any questions you have about how immunizations work, why your children need them, what happens if they are not vaccinated, or any other questions you may have.
Contact our office today 843-920-3224 to schedule a consultation with a doctor or your next round of immunizations.