Day 185: Immunizations

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One thing that most pediatricians recommend is that your child be immunized. One thing you’ll need to know about immunizations is that they don’t I’ll happen at once.

Babies are scheduled to receive different immunizations and shots at different milestones, such as six months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months. These immunizations will prevent children from contracting diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, and polio.

One reason that some parents do not have their children immunized is due to concerns that immunizations might cause autism or other problems. This has been a topic of much controversy over the years, but as time goes on and many further studies have been done, the link between vaccines and autism is very tenuous at best.

In fact, there is no definitive answer as to what does cause autism and it is a very common condition, especially in boys.

If you decide to immunize, you will be given a record at the first immunization, which you should keep with you and bring to your child’s pediatric appointments. This record will record the names and dates of the vaccinations and shots given. Many schools require that’s children be up to date on their shots before admittance.

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