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Pediatric Vaccines Specialist

Pediatricians located in Highlands Ranch & Lakewood, Colorado, and serving the surrounding communities.

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Pediatric Vaccines services offered in Highlands Ranch and Lakewood, CO

Vaccines are an important part of keeping your child healthy as they grow. At Academy Park Pediatrics, located in Lakewood and Highlands Ranch, Colorado, the team offers all the vaccines your child needs as they grow. The team consists of highly trained and experienced pediatricians, each of whom keeps your child on schedule for their vaccinations to keep them safe and healthy. To make an appointment, call the office today, or request an appointment online with one of the physicians.

Pediatric Vaccines Q & A

Why are pediatric vaccines necessary?

Vaccines are essential for several different reasons, but the most important reason is to protect your child against serious and often deadly diseases. 

When your child is an infant, their immune system is still developing. This makes them vulnerable to contracting several dangerous conditions.

By vaccinating your child, you’re essentially ramping up their immune system to recognize and effectively fight off any potential infections or diseases that could harm them.

Vaccines are very safe and have been around for a long time. They help keep potentially deadly diseases, such as polio and measles, eradicated in most of the world.

What are common pediatric vaccines?

There are several vaccines your child needs from the time they're born to when they turn 18. The team at Academy Park Pediatrics follows the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for your child’s vaccines. 

Each vaccine is given at a specific point in your child’s life to provide them with immunity against certain diseases. Some of the common vaccines that you can expect at your child’s appointments include:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
  • Hepatitis B 
  • HPV
  • Chickenpox
  • Meningitis 
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Influenza
  • Rotavirus

When should a child be vaccinated?

The team at Academy Park Pediatrics follows the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for pediatric vaccinations. This ensures that your child receives all of the necessary vaccines to protect them against dangerous conditions.

Your child gets their first vaccine within hours of being born. Their very first vaccine protects against hepatitis B. 

After their first vaccine, your child receives staggered vaccinations to ramp up their vulnerable immune system over the next several months.

Vaccinations continue as your child grows, and the compassionate team at Academy Park Pediatrics ensures they stay on schedule to ease your mind and keep your child safe and healthy.

To learn more about getting your child vaccinated, call the office today, or request a consultation with one of the pediatricians online.