It can be hard to sift through all the information and opinions that are floating around. We never want parents to feel forced into immunizing their children, but we do believe in helping you make an informed decision.
Do we recommend the immunization schedule below? Absolutely!
Your child has the potential to develop severe infections and diseases that can be prevented. Diphtheria can cause swelling of your child’s heart muscle or even paralysis. Hepatitis A could lead to liver failure or pancreatic disorders. Measles can cause brain swelling or pneumonia. And in extreme cases, these can cause death. It’s why the health department works so hard to bring these immunizations to every child in our community. We’re here to help your family remain healthy! If you want to see all of the symptoms and potential complications with each disease, please see this chart.
Have questions and concerns? That’s natural and we’re proud you’re taking your child’s health seriously. Our main goal is to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for your family. Give us a call and let’s talk through it!
NOTE: If you are behind on any of the immunizations listed below, please give us a call so we can build an alternative schedule for your child. It’s never too late to protect your child from infection!
HPV (IN 2-3 DOSES ACROSS A 6 MONTH SPAN), TDAP, MENINGOCOCCAL
We do! We’ve found many people don’t know that we are here for everyone in the Pennyrile district. Note, that we’re not called the “sick” department, our main goal is to help prevent infections and diseases so you live your healthiest life. We serve every member of the community, regardless of age or income. From well visits, to fluoride treatments to family support programs like HANDS and WIC, we have many different services available to Pennyrile district families. You can learn more here.