How vaccines from your pediatricians in Weston, and Medfield, MA, can protect your child from illness and disease

When it’s time for your child to go to school, it’s only natural for you to be a bit nervous. One way you can help protect your child is with vaccinations, and they are easily available from your pediatrician. The pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley provide comprehensive medical care for children, including vaccinations for school. They have two convenient office locations in Weston, and Medfield, MA.

Let’s look at why vaccinations are important for school:

Vaccinations will help protect your child, your child’s classmates, teachers, and members of your household from acquiring illnesses or diseases.

Vaccinations are required for your child to attend both daycare and school. You must also show proof your child is current on vaccinations before your child can attend.

Vaccinations are safe and effective, because they have been rigorously tested and approved by the FDA and CDC before they are released for public use.

Remember that the immune systems of children aren’t fully developed like those of an adult. That means your child and other children are at greater risk of getting sick and developing serious complications from an illness.

The current vaccination schedule for school from the CDC from birth through age 18 includes these vaccines:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Meningococcal conjugate
  • Flu

To view or print the CDC immunization schedule for school, please click here:

Don’t let your child go to school unprotected. Vaccinations can keep your child healthy and help keep you and your family healthy too.

To find out more about the importance of vaccinations for school and your child’s vaccination schedule, call the pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley. You can reach them in the Weston, MA, office by calling (781) 736-0040, or in Medfield, MA, by calling (508) 359-9200, so call now.