Immunizations In Tucson, AZ
For information on flu vaccines go to our Flu Vaccines page.
Mesquite Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit https://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm .
For detailed informational sheets on each vaccine published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/
Our Vaccine Philosophy
At Mesquite Pediatrics, we believe that vaccinating our patients may be the most important thing that we do and we believe that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention. Therefore we have a vaccine policy that requires that our patients receive certain vaccines unless there is a medical reason why they cannot receive them. Click the link below to see details on our mandatory vaccine policy. We are happy to discuss any concerns you have about vaccines at your child's next visit.
- Mesquite Pediatrics' Well Check and Immunization Schedule
- Link to the AAP's official Recommended Immunization Schedule
- Vaccine Safety: The Facts A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP
The best way to care for your child is with preventative care. This way, you’re helping them avoid any diseases that may come their way and they’re protected while they’re on the playground. Immunizations are vital when it comes to protecting your child from germs that can be found while they’re playing with other kids or are just out in public. Because of these vaccines, you no longer have to worry about your child suffering from infections like smallpox or polio that can cause long-term damage and issues.
Why Immunizations Are So Important
As soon as your child is born, they’ll receive their first immunization. These shots will help keep your child safe and help their growing body fight off any illnesses that may come their way. It’s much easier to take this preventative step than it is to care for your child after they’ve contracted a disease. This helps you avoid any long-term effects that any of these diseases may have to your child’s health.
Getting your child immunized also helps the community in the long run by protecting others who aren’t able to be vaccinated for various reasons. Immunizations also save you money by helping you avoid extra visits to the doctor.
From the time that they’re born to around 6 years old, you should expect to visit your child’s pediatrician more than once a year for checkups and to maintain their immunization schedule. Some of the common immunizations include:
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Hepatitis A
- Human papillomavirus
Once your child gets older, they’ll only need to maintain their flu shot once a year and their tetanus shot every 10 years.
Contact Your Pediatrician Today!
When it comes to keeping your child safe, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything possible to protect your child, which is why it’s crucial to make sure that they are up to date on their immunizations. Contact Mesquite Pediatrics at (520) 648-5437 today to make sure your child is up to date on their vaccinations.