Vaccines & Immunizations in Greenwich, CT
You want to do what’s best for your child, and one of the most important ways you can protect your child’s health is with vaccinations.
Why Your Child Needs Vaccinations
Children are more vulnerable to infectious, contagious diseases because a child’s immune system isn’t fully developed. Vaccinations are the most effective way to protect against serious and deadly diseases like meningitis, polio, and hepatitis.
How Your Child Can Benefit From Vaccinations
Vaccines provide important benefits like these:
- Effectiveness boasting a 90-99% success rate in preventing contagious, infectious, and serious diseases. They are also required for your child to attend school or daycare.
- Safety because vaccines are tested in multiple clinical trials and need to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians before they are released to the public.
- Convenience because vaccines can be administered during a routine well-child visit, so you don’t have to make an additional appointment just for vaccinations.
Vaccines Your Child Needs
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides a list of required vaccinations from birth to 18 years old. These include:
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
- Haemophilus influenza type B
- Pneumococcal conjugate
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Hepatitis A
- Human papillomavirus
- Meningococcal conjugate
Additional Protections Provided by Vaccinations
Infectious and contagious diseases spread quickly. Before the development of vaccines, diseases killed millions of people. Now, thanks to vaccines, many diseases have almost been eradicated. When your child is vaccinated, it also protects:
- Members of your household
- Your child’s playmates
- Your child’s teachers
- Other people your child meets
Our Vaccine Philosophy
Children's Medical Group of Greenwich follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/immunizations/
For detailed informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit https://cdc.gov/
Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.
We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child's next visit.
Recommended Immunization Schedule
- 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2011
- 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2011
- Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2011