Keeping Kids Safe

Keeping Kids Safe: Vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

(WYTV) - Young children typically receive two shots that protect against eight diseases between the ages of four and six.

As the children grow, pediatricians say they need other vaccines, too.

Dr. Kim Giuliano, of the Cleveland Clinic, says, "The next time the children receive routine vaccinations is around age 11 or 12 and then again between the ages of 16 and 18."

The complete vaccine schedule is designed to protect children from 16 potentially harmful diseases. It will take your child through the teenage years. 

Young adults heading off to college will want to make sure they're also protected from meningitis. 

If you're not sure if your child is up to date on vaccinations, or if your child has missed shots, talk to your pediatrician about getting back on track. 

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