Immunizations offered in Irvine, Eastvale and Corona, CA

Immunizations are one of the best tools to protect your children from communicable illnesses that can cause them to feel seriously ill. At American Pediatrics, with offices in Corona, Eastvale, and Irvine, California, the compassionate team provides easy access to immunizations, including routine childhood shots and flu shots, to keep your child healthy throughout their lifetime. If your family doesn’t have insurance, the practice offers vaccine packages. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today. Telehealth consultations are also available. 

What are immunizations?

Immunizations, also known as vaccines, contain small amounts of specific germs. When injected into the body, it helps prompt your child’s immune system to produce protective antibodies to fight that specific infection. 

When your child comes into contact with the disease in the future, their body will know how to protect them from it. If they do still become sick, their symptoms will be much milder and less severe. 

What immunizations do children need?

American Pediatrics provides childhood vaccines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (DTaP)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Pneumococcal 
  • Meningococcal
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • COVID-19 

While your child may receive many vaccines during their childhood and adolescence, they still need to stay up-to-date with boosters as a young adult.  

Immunizations typically start at birth and continue throughout several points in your child’s life. Most kids have completed their basic immunizations by the age of six. 

After these immunizations, they need an HPV vaccine, meningococcal conjugate, and Tdap immunization (a DTaP booster), by ages 11-12, along with their annual flu shots. At 16 years old, they’ll need a meningococcal conjugate booster. 

If your family plans to travel internationally, your child might need additional immunizations and safety precautions to keep them as healthy as possible. 

Some children fall behind on their immunization schedules and might need to catch up in their later childhood or early adolescence. 

Are immunizations safe?

Immunizations are safe, preventive medicine treatments that undergo rigorous testing before they’re made available to the public. While some children may have symptoms, such as a fever or nausea, immunizations are typically well-tolerated by most children. 

The American Pediatrics team reviews your child’s medical and immunization history and evaluates their current health to carefully determine if the immunizations they get are safe for them. 

You’re always welcome to reach out to the American Pediatrics team If you want to find out more about immunizations and how they can help your child. 

To learn more about childhood and adolescent immunizations, call American Pediatrics or book an appointment online today.