Vaccinations are needed in a variety of circumstances — children need vaccinations on a certain schedule, and adults need some of them periodically. At St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group, experienced pediatrician Chong Tak, MD, and family practice specialist Jatin Bhatt, MD, provide vaccinations to patients in Lynwood, California. Contact the office today to learn more about your recommended vaccination schedule or request an appointment online.
There are a number of recommended vaccinations, most of which need to be administered during childhood years. Vaccinations are created for the purpose of preventing major illnesses and avoiding disastrous outbreaks of disease in the community. In many cases, vaccinations can even be life-saving.
Specific vaccinations are given within a child’s first few months, with additional boosters or other vaccines performed on a specific schedule throughout childhood and adolescence. The vaccinations that are normally given during childhood or adolescence include:
Some of these vaccinations are administered in several doses. For example, the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines are normally grouped together but are administered in two doses. The first dose occurs at 12-15 months, and the second is usually given at ages 4-6.
One of the main concerns that many parents have is preparing their child for vaccinations. The most important thing to remember is that your child takes their cues from you. This means that if you present the doctor's office as a positive experience, your child will perceive the visit that way as well.
If your child is fearful or worried about having shots, explain that their doctor at St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group is here to help. Keep your child's line of vision away from the vaccination, distracting them with conversation or objects if possible.
The health care team is experienced with providing vaccinations for patients of all ages, and they always strive to make both you and your child comfortable during this quick and easy process.
In some cases, adults haven't received necessary vaccinations early in life and can receive them as needed.
There are also certain vaccinations that are required for overseas travel in some areas. If you're planning a trip out of the country, contact St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group to learn more about which vaccinations you may need prior to your trip.
Schedule an appointment at St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group to review your family’s and your vaccination status and receive any necessary immunizations. Call today or use the online tool to request an appointment.