If you want to reduce your child’s risk of getting sick or developing a disease, experienced pediatrician Samuel Addo, MD, PhD, offers a simple, highly effective solution. He provides vaccinations for kids of all ages at his Hamilton, New Jersey, office. Call the practice, Samuel Boi Addo MD PC, today to find out if your child needs specific vaccinations. You can also schedule an appointment online.

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Vaccinations are injections or nasal sprays that Dr. Addo administers to babies, kids, and teenagers to keep their immune systems strong. Vaccinations reduce the risk of getting specific illnesses and diseases. Vaccinations are made up of weakened or dead germs, mRNA materials, or other substances that stimulate your child’s immune system to develop protective antibodies.

What are the standard childhood vaccinations?

The many vaccines available at Samuel Boi Addo MD PC include:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A, B, and C (liver inflammation)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • COVID-19
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Meningococcal (meningitis and others)
  • Pneumococcal (pneumonia, ear infections, and others)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Rotavirus
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Smallpox
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

Dr. Addo offers alternate vaccine schedules to match your child’s needs and your preferences. He tailors each vaccination regimen to your comfort level, and you can pick and choose the vaccines you’re interested in for your child.

What are the benefits of vaccinations?

The main benefit of vaccinations at Samuel Boi Addo MD PC is stronger immunity and a lower risk of getting sick. If your child does get sick after receiving vaccinations, their symptoms will likely be much less severe than if they hadn’t gotten vaccinated.

What happens during vaccination administration?

Dr. Addo discusses your child’s medical history, checks their vital signs, and completes a physical exam before determining which vaccinations match their individual needs. The best choice depends on your child’s health and wellness, disease risk factors, and age.

Dr. Addo offers both injections and a mist your child can breathe. The vaccination process is simple, fast, and virtually painless. During vaccine injections, your child could feel a tiny prick, but it lasts just a second or two.

What should I expect after my child receives vaccinations?

After your child is vaccinated, they might want to take the rest of the day off to rest. Possible side effects include swelling, redness, and tenderness at the injection site.

Your child could develop a slight fever, have mild coldlike symptoms, or feel tired for a day or two after being vaccinated, but every child is different. Some vaccines require more than one dose to produce highly effective results and strong immunity.

To learn more about vaccinations and determine which are right for our child, call Samuel Boi Addo MD PC today or schedule an appointment online.