Childhood Immunization - State of being immune to or protected from disease, esp. an infectious disease by means of vaccination.
According to the recent studies, approximately 1 million children still need one or more of the recommended vaccines to be fully protected. If a child is not vaccinated and is exposed to a disease, the child's body may not be able to fight the disease. Before the existence of vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles and polio. Those same diseases still exist today, but vaccinated children are protected. If you are unsure if your child is up to date on all of their required vaccines or if you need assistance scheduling an appointment with your child’s Pediatrician, please contact the Quality Management department at 805-540-6212.