Vaccines and immunizations are the best way to provide your children with the antibodies they need to be protected from diseases. Maintaining a consistent, up-to-date routine for their vaccinations can help medical teams like ours catch potential health concerns and take steps to treat them.

Your Child’s Journey To Health With Vaccinations & Immunizations

Regular vaccinations can help children defend against infections, as vaccines are a safe, effective way to prevent disease and health complications. Vaccines provide the body with a weakened or dead disease sample. Exposure to the vaccine allows the body to develop antibodies, often without any symptoms from the illness.

Aeris Pediatrics follows the immunization guides provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the vaccination guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). To protect children from these diseases, the CDC publishes immunization schedules to ensure disease protection.

This schedule includes the following:

0-6 Years -Schedule for Children Aged 0 Through 6 Years
Includes vaccines such as Hepatitis B, Measles, Varicella, and Tetanus.

7-18 Years-Schedule for Children Aged 7 Through 18 Years
Includes vaccines such as Meningococcal, Inactive poliovirus, Diphtheria, and HPV.

Catch-up Schedule – Schedule for Children Between Ages 4 Months Through 18 Years

Our practice can provide a few varieties of vaccines to help your child catch up and stay protected.

These include:

Attenuated Vaccines: Attenuated vaccines uses a weakened sample of the disease and include types such as the MMR and chickenpox vaccines.

Inactivated Vaccines: Inactivated vaccines use a dead sample of the vaccine, and examples include the poliovirus and flu vaccines.

Toxoid Vaccines: Toxoid vaccines contain a sample of a toxin created by the target disease and include types such as Tetanus and diphtheria vaccines.

Conjugate Vaccines: These vaccines contain a combination of germ fragments and proteins to develop antibodies. Some well-known ones include whooping cough, HPV, Hepatitis B, and meningitis.

mRNA Vaccines: mRNA vaccines work with the fragment of a disease’s messenger (RNA) to generate antibodies. Some varieties of COVID-19 vaccines are considered mRNA vaccines.

Current guidelines from the AAP state that combined vaccines are best practices for protecting newborns and children from the endless number of germs and viruses each day. Our practice believes that every child should receive the recommended vaccines according to these guidelines. As always, we’re happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child’s next visit.

Keeping Your Child Vaccinated and Healthy

Vaccines are a vital means of protecting your children from preventable diseases. Aeris Pediatrics takes pride in having a team of dedicated pediatric specialists who provide expert care for infants, children, and adolescents. Our practices work to keep your child healthy at all times. If you have any concerns, schedule a visit to our practice in Twin Falls, ID, to learn more about our immunization policies and any questions you may have about our services. We look forward to providing your child with the care they’ll need to grow and thrive.

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Our main goal is to provide childhood disease prevention, screening/early detection of illnesses and appropriate developmental guidance while always keeping in mind medical advances and changing lifestyles. We look forward to assisting you with the rewarding yet challenging adventures of caring for your children as they grow into healthy adulthood.