Infants are particularly vulnerable to infections; that is why it is very important to protect them with immunization. Failure to immunize may mean compromising children’s healthy development and putting them at risk for serious diseases.
Today, most children in the United Arab Emirates lead much healthier lives while parents live with much less worry over dangerous diseases during childhood. Thanks to “Immunization” as it has turned out to be one of the biggest medical breakthroughs, making potentially life-threatening childhood diseases rare today. Often called vaccine or shots, Immunization is a simple yet effective way of protecting children early in life. It works by triggering the baby’s immune system (a germ-fighting machine) to build up antibodies that effectively respond to certain infections and diseases. So if the immunized baby comes in contact with these diseases, their immune systems are strong enough to fight against them and help protect their bodies from contracting the disease or greatly reduces its severity.
Here’s a list of diseases that can be prevented with vaccines:
On-time vaccination throughout childhood is necessary so that your child develops adequate immunity before they are exposed to potentially fatal diseases. Parents are advised to vaccinate their children on time and keep track of their immunization records. Immunization may be completed by the time your baby turns 6. While your baby may be given multiple shots for the same disease at different ages and/or in combination with other vaccines, you must keep a careful record of your baby’s shots. Our Specialised Pediatrics at American Hospital Dubai keeps track of each brought for the vaccination; however, the person ultimately responsible for keeping track of a baby’s vaccinations is YOU. Once you’re here at American Hospital, please ask your pediatric for an immunization record form, keep it with your baby’s other documents, and make sure your Paediatrician signs and dates every immunization.
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We encourage you to take advantage of Immunization and Newborn & Infant Care services that are offered at American Hospital Specialised Clinics. To set up an appointment with our Paediatrics, please call at +971 43775500 or fill out a secure online form.