We are grateful to be the ideal provider for your primary care needs for all ages, including solutions for vaccinations and immunizations. Our Queen Creek location offers the perfect place to have all of your medical care taken care of by our dedicated, caring professionals. We offer the best vaccinations & immunization service in the Queen Creek area.
What kind of doctor specializes in vaccines?
Vaccines are most often administered by pediatricians and all the specialists that work as primary care physicians. This is because there are two main times for vaccinations; in childhood and for adults who need boosters or special vaccines for travel.
Is there a difference between vaccination and immunization?
In general parlance, vaccinations and immunizations mean the same thing. The precise difference is that immunization is the process by which vaccines protect us from disease and vaccination is the process of administering vaccines into the body.
WHO recommended vaccines?
The World Health Organization is a vital source for immunization information. They recommend a carefully constructed standardized list of vaccinations for children around the world by country. You can see the general list here which includes a standardized vaccine list and then special recommendations for higher-risk countries and populations.
What injections do you get in primary/ elementary school?
Since most children have completed their vaccination schedule from birth to age 6, there are no further vaccinations required for ages 7-11until the recommended vaccines for preteens and teens ages 11-18, though the annual flu vaccine is recommended.
How many vaccines does a child get?
In total from birth to age 18 children get over 30 vaccine doses to prevent 11 dangerous infectious diseases with a further 2 or 3 recommended but not required by schools. For example, the flu vaccine is recommended every year to prevent illness. These vaccines are listed below. The entire course can be viewed on the CDC’s helpful tool that lays out each vaccine by well check appointment. Many of these vaccine doses are combined into one shot or one visit.
Here is the list of recommended vaccines in the United States:
- Varicella (known as Chickenpox)
- IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine)
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- Human Papillomavirus
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A
- Haemophilus Influenza B
- Diphtheria/ Tetanus/ Pertussis
Keep an eye out for future recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccines for children and teenagers.
If there are any questions you have or any concerns we can address, please call our office. We are here to help. You can reach us at (480) 882-9993 or schedule an appointment online at https://www.queencreekhealth.com/contact