Vaccinations Specialist

Oak Park Pediatrics

Pediatrics located near Agoura Hills, in Oak Park, CA

Vaccinations are a safe, effective way to prevent health complications that arise from contagious diseases, such as measles, whooping cough, and bacterial infections. At Oak Park Pediatrics, located near Agoura Hills, California, the board-certified pediatricians offer all necessary vaccinations, including seasonal flu shots. Contact the office today to learn more about vaccinations.

Vaccinations Q & A

Why does my child need vaccinations?

Vaccinations offer protection from contagious diseases, keeping your child healthy, especially when her immune system is still developing. Oak Park Pediatrics recommends following the vaccination schedule recommended by the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” to ensure your child is properly protected from diseases such as:

  • Polio
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Whooping cough
  • Tetanus
  • Pneumonia
  • Epiglottitis
  • Influenza (the flu)

In addition to the numerous health benefits vaccinations provide, they are necessary for your child to remain in compliance in school, organized sports, and other activities.

How do vaccinations protect from disease?

Vaccinations introduce small amounts of antigens that build your child’s immune system and help his body recognize contagious disease.

Soon after birth, your child should receive a hepatitis vaccine. Additional vaccines follow at “well-check” visits, as your child continues to develop.

Are vaccinations safe?

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of vaccinations, speak with the Oak Park Pediatrics medical team before making any decisions.

Vaccinations are both safe and effective at protecting your child from many diseases. While the side effects of vaccinations are minimal, some children may experience fever, or soreness and bruising at the injection site. These issues resolve on their own within a few days.

To schedule a vaccination appointment for your child, or to get this year’s flu shot, call the Oak Park Pediatrics office to request an appointment.