How immunizations from your pediatricians in Medfield, and Weston, MA, can help your child stay healthy

It’s natural to worry about your child’s health, especially during the flu season. Did you know that one of the easiest, most effective ways to prevent serious illness is to make sure your child is immunized? Your pediatrician can keep your child current with immunizations.

The pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley offer comprehensive children’s medical care, including immunizations. They have two convenient office locations in Medfield, and Weston, MA, to help your child stay healthy.

Children can have much more serious symptoms when they are sick. That’s because the immune system of a child is not as developed as that of an adult. Viruses and infections can have a tremendous effect on children. Not too long ago, millions of people, including children died from flu, diphtheria, and other highly contagious diseases.

This year, emergency rooms and hospitals are crowded with children suffering from RSV, flu, and COVID. Some children are suffering from more than one of these illnesses. Vaccines are available for flu and COVID, and research is ongoing to develop a vaccine for RSV.

These are just a few facts about vaccines you need to know:

Vaccines are safe–they are rigorously tested and approved by both the FDA and CDC before they are released for public use

Vaccines are convenient–they can be easily administered at well visit and school or sports physical appointments with the pediatrician

Vaccines are effective–they have a success rate of 90% to 99% according to

So, what immunizations does your child need? Listed below are the CDC-recommended immunizations from birth to age 18:

  • 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 current immunization schedule from the CDC, please click here:

To find out more about the importance of immunizations and how they can help your child stay healthy, call the pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley. You can reach them in Medfield, MA, at (508) 359-9200, or in Weston, MA, by calling (781) 736-0040, so call today.