Vaccination and Immunization in Santa Ana,
Costa Mesa and Newport Beach
Preventive care for your children starts with making sure they are adequately protected against common and sometimes deadly diseases. Thanks to vaccines, these diseases are not nearly as common as they used to be. But they have not disappeared, either. Some are common in other countries, and if we stop vaccinating they will come back here. This has already happened in Orange County and other parts of the United States where children are not being adequately vaccinated. When vaccination rates go down, disease rates go up.
Our pediatrician follows the childhood vaccination schedule from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The schedule lists many vaccines, as well as a timetable for immunization. These vaccines protect children from:
- Chickenpox (varicella)
FACT: Up to 70,000 children a year were hospitalized because of rotavirus disease.
- German measles (rubella)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
FACT: About 15,000 people died each year from diphtheria before there was a vaccine.
- Influenza (flu)
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
FACT: Polio paralyzed about 37,000 and killed about 1,700 every year
in the 1950s.
- Tetanus (lockjaw)
- Whooping cough (pertussis)
FACT: Hepatitis B can cause liver damage and cancer in one out of four children who are infected, and tetanus kills one out of every five who get it.
Immunization Schedule 2018
Easy-to-Read Schedule for Children, Birth through 6 Years
- 2018 Recommended Immunizations for children
- 2018 Vacunas recomendadas para niños, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años de edad
- Immunizations and Developmental Milestones
Easy-to-Read Schedule for Preteens and Teens, 7-18 Years
Dr. Tandon and her team at DR2KIDS typically vaccinate and immunize children during regular annual checkups, or whenever the need is identified. If you have any questions about your child’s immunization schedule or specific needs, talk to a member of our staff.
Protect your child’s health with proper immunization at DR2KIDS. Call us at 714.241.1777 or take advantage of our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our immunization and vaccination patients come to us from the Orange County cities of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Irvine and surrounding Southern California locations.