As a pediatrician, to answer this, I need to know the questions and concerns parents have about immunizing their child against vaccine-preventable diseases.
This discussion often leads to a mutually acceptable plan to get the shots done on a schedule designed to optimize your child’s protection. Sometimes additional information and further discussion are needed.
Expectant parents should have this discussion at their prenatal visit.
Parents of older children should schedule an appointment to ask questions about vaccinations and the immunization schedule.
A link to the current vaccination schedule is here.
Parents and pediatricians work best when they work together to protect babies, children, and young adults.