If you’d like to reduce your child’s risk of becoming ill, consider vaccinations at Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland in Pomona, New York. Andrew Satran, MD, offers a variety of immunizations to keep your child as healthy as possible. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool at any time.
Vaccinations Q & A
What are vaccinations?
Vaccinations, also known as immunizations or vaccines, are injections containing dead germs, weakened germs, or mRNA that trigger an immune response within the body. Vaccinations help protect your child against contracting serious or life-threatening illnesses. Once the body has immunity to a specific illness, your child has a much lower risk of contracting it.
Which immunizations are available?
Numerous vaccinations exist for babies, children, and teenagers. Some of the many immunizations available at Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland help protect against:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Whooping cough
Some vaccinations require more than one dose to maximize their effectiveness.
Dr. Satran stocks all immunizations, including travel vaccines like typhoid and yellow fever. He works with you and your child to determine which vaccinations, if any, best match their needs.
Are vaccinations right for my child?
The decision to vaccinate your child is entirely up to you. Dr. Satran reviews your child’s medical history and risk factors and discusses vaccine pros and cons with you. He can follow general vaccine recommendations or work with you to develop a customized immunization schedule for your child.
What should I expect during immunizations?
When getting an immunization, your child gets to relax in a comfortable chair. Dr. Satran gently inserts a tiny needle into their arm to inject the vaccine. The procedure takes just a second or two. In some cases, your child can inhale a nasal spray instead of receiving an injection.
What happens after getting a vaccine?
After getting a vaccine, your child might feel a little tired for the rest of the day or develop a mild fever or headache. They may notice swelling or redness at the injection site. Your child can often take over-the-counter pain relievers as needed until the side effects subside. Dr. Satran lets you know when to schedule your child’s next series of immunizations.
If you’d like to reduce your child’s risk of contracting an illness or disease, schedule an appointment with Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland to determine which vaccinations are right for them. Call the office today or book an appointment online.REQUEST