There are many ways to protect children as they grow. Car seats and play yards provide just some of the protection every baby deserves. But when it comes to protection against certain childhood diseases, the medical community strongly recommends vaccinations. Getting your child vaccinated according to the appropriate protective schedule is important. Current recommendations call for immunization against 15 vaccine preventable diseases. Depending on the vaccine, children will receive vaccinations anywhere between birth and 18 years of age. The 15 preventable diseases for which there are vaccines are:
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Meningococcal disease (Meningitis)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Pneumococcal Disease (Pneumonia)
Rubella (German Measles)
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Child and adult influenza vaccines are also available in the fall of each year. The Health Services section offers childhood immunizations weekly through scheduled clinics. Please call 970-874-2165 for an appointment.