Pediatrics offered in San Antonio, TX
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Immunizations services offered in San Antonio, TX

Immunizations are a critical part of your child’s preventive care. At Pedi Place @ Westover Hills in San Antonio, Texas, pediatrician Yvonne Miranda, MD, and an incredible team of providers offer all necessary immunizations to keep your child safe from devastating diseases. Call the office today or fill out the online form to request an appointment.

Immunizations Q & A

Why does my child need to be up-to-date on their immunizations?

Immunizations protect your child from severe diseases, including chickenpox, meningitis, and measles. These diseases were once common and could cause serious illness, permanent health complications, and even death. Immunizations have wiped out certain illnesses, like smallpox, and made other illnesses, like polio, quite rare.

When your child is immunized, it also protects the entire community. By preventing disease, you keep others in your area safe, too – especially those too young to receive immunizations or those who cannot receive them because of certain health conditions. 

What immunizations do you recommend? 

Your child benefits from getting certain immunizations and the relevant boosters at various stages in their life – from infancy to their teenage years.

The team at Pedi Place @ Westover Hills can provide you with the specific schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics for the following: 

  • DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis)
  • HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
  • PCV-13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine)
  • Rotavirus
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio
  • Varicella
  • MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
  • Meningococcal
  • HPV (human papillomavirus)

When your child receives these immunizations depends on their age and health.

In addition to these immunizations, your child also benefits from a yearly flu and COVID-19 vaccine. 

What makes immunizations safe?

The immunizations provided by healthcare providers are safe and well-researched. They’ve been proven to protect people from illnesses that cause widespread outbreaks and long-term health problems. The benefits of immunization are overwhelming. If you have any questions, please raise them with your provider at Pedi Place @ Westover Hills.

Will my child have side effects after receiving immunizations?

Sometimes, your child may have mild side effects after receiving certain immunizations. You may notice your baby or toddler is fussy, experience tenderness at the site of the injection, or run a low fever. 

If you’re at all concerned about your child’s reaction to a certain vaccination appointment, reach out to Pedi Place @ Westover Hills, and the team will attend to your concerns.

Call Pedi Place @ Westover Hills today to schedule your child’s immunizations and get them on a proper schedule. You can also request an appointment by filling out the online form.