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7922 Ewing Halsell, Suite 360 San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 210-614-7500
Fax: 210-614-7540
Mon- Fri 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM
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1314 E. Sonterra Blvd, Suite 5102 San Antonio, TX 78258
Phone: 210-490-8888
Fax: 210-496-6865
Mon- Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8 AM -12 PM

Schertz Location

5000 Schertz Pkwy, Suite 300 Schertz, TX 78154
Phone: 210- 775 -0909
Fax: 210-874-4345
Mon- Fri 9 AM - 5:00 PM

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11212 State Hwy 151, PLAZA-2 Suite 215 San Antonio, TX. 78251
Phone: 210-405-3473
Fax: 210-418-1221
Mon- Fri 9 AM - 5:00 PM

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10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases You Should Know About

Vaccines today have led to major improvements in children’s health over a short time.

Vaccines help prevent diseases that can affect children as well as adults. This includes diseases that are not so common such as measles, mumps, rubella, rotavirus, polio, etc.

Children are vaccinated at an early age, so they’re protected from future diseases. With time, your child will develop the immunity needed to fight any disease.

Delaying your child’s vaccines means you are delaying their ability to protect themselves from disease. Here are ten diseases that vaccines can prevent:

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious infection that affects your ability to breathe. The lungs, breathing tubes, and the entire respiratory system is affected by this viral infection.

Pertussis

This type of lung infection also causes severe cough, which further leads to difficulty in breathing. As it worsens, it can lead to seizures, pneumonia, and slowed breathing.

Flu

Flu is a common infection that disturbs the throat, lungs, and nose. You can easily catch the flu if you come in contact with someone with the flu. That’s why it’s crucial to get your flu shots regularly.

Polio

Polio is a disease that attacks the muscles in the human body. One can get affected by polio if they come in contact with a sick person’s feces. However, vaccines have helped in reducing the occurrence of polio around the world.

Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal is a bacterial disease. It can be caused by various other illnesses like meningitis, blood infections, and pneumonia.

girl getting vaccinated

Tetanus

Tetanus is another kind of bacterial disease that will cause muscle spasms, lockjaw, paralysis, difficulty breathing, and may even cause death.

Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal is a bacteria that causes meningitis. This infection will swell your brain and also affect the spinal cord. Thankfully it can be prevented by vaccines.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a chronic disease caused by the hepatitis B virus that affects the liver. People who suffer from hepatitis B have the virus present in their blood. This disease can easily be spread by sharing needles or having sex. Moreover, it can lead to severe liver diseases or even liver cancer.

Varicella (Chickenpox)

This is a contagious disease caused by a virus called varicella-zoster. Varicella would cause an itchy, blister-like rash that would stay for 10–21 days.

To save your children from these preventable diseases, get them vaccinated from A thru Z Pediatrics to boost their immunity so they can easily fight these diseases.

We will also provide your children with medical evaluations to ensure that the vaccines are working for them. Contact us to get your child vaccinated.

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