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Different Vaccinations For Kids And Their Importance

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For a new parent, the number of vaccinations their children are subjected to can be overwhelming, at times. However, vaccinations are not only necessary but extremely efficient as well.

So, what exactly do vaccinations do?

When you take your child for a round of vaccination, you protect him or her from deadly diseases like tetanus and diptheria. However, you also play a vital role in keeping other children safe by greatly decreasing the threat of contagious diseases.

Remember, most of a child’s vaccination schedule is completed between birth and six years. Often, your child will be administered a vaccine more than once, at various ages and in different combinations. So, consult your Doctor and keep track of your child’s vaccinations.

Each vaccine plays a specific role in preventing certain diseases. For example, the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is a vaccination that will protect your child from these diseases. This ClipBook looks at various vaccinations for your children and the importance of each.


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