2017 Pediatric Patients

Immunizations

Shots may hurt a little, but the diseases they can prevent are a lot worse. Some are even life-threatening. Immunization shots, or vaccinations, are essential. They protect against things like measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Immunizations are important for adults as well as children.

Your immune system helps your body fight germs by producing substances to combat them. Once it does, the immune system “remembers” the germ and can fight it again. Vaccines contain germs that have been killed or weakened. When given to a healthy person, the vaccine triggers the immune system to respond and thus build immunity.

Before vaccines, people became immune only by actually getting a disease and surviving it. Immunizations are an easier and less risky way to become immune.

Immunizations are offered to NOAH patients of all ages, and for pediatrics they are provided through a collaborative effort with the Arizona State Immunizations Information System.

Pediatric Immunization Schedule


Childhood vaccinations are extremely important in preventing a number of diseases — many of which can be fatal or cause lifelong disability. Thanks to immunizations, diseases that once claimed thousands of young lives are now rare and preventable. At NOAH we recommend the American Academy of Pediatrics vaccination schedule. Click the image below to download the schedule.