Palm Leaf Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialists & Pediatricians located in Miami, FL
Vaccinations safeguard your child from developing a variety of diseases and related health complications. Maria Roberta Moro, MD, at Palm Leaf Pediatrics in Miami offers necessary vaccines for your child from the time they’re born through young adulthood to protect them from infectious diseases like polio, mumps, and chickenpox. Dr. Roberta Moro also provides annual influenza vaccines and travel immunizations to keep your child healthy. Schedule an appointment to learn more about safely vaccinating your child by calling Dr. Roberta Moro’s South Florida office or using the online booking feature.
Vaccines and Alternative Vaccines Schedule Q & A
Why does my child need vaccinations?
Vaccinations protect your child from dangerous diseases such as measles, hepatitis, and influenza. Your child receives vaccinations according to their age and health needs starting from birth and continuing through young adulthood.
In addition to protecting your child’s health, vaccinations also stop the spread of infectious diseases in the community.
What vaccinations can my child get?
Palm Leaf Pediatrics offers all necessary vaccinations, and Dr. Roberta Moro creates an immunization plan that includes vaccines to protect your child from health conditions like:
- Hepatitis B
Children can receive additional vaccinations to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer.
Dr. Roberta Moro also offers annual flu shots and can provide any vaccinations your child may need if you plan to travel outside of the United States.
Are vaccinations safe for my child?
Vaccines include weakened or dead particles of the virus that causes the particular disease. Introducing the vaccine to the body stimulates the production of antibodies, which protect your child for the long term against disease. While your child may experience mild side effects after getting a vaccine, it’s not possible to contract the disease from the shot.
Not vaccinating leaves your child susceptible to catching and spreading potentially life-threatening diseases. If you have any concerns about vaccinating your child, speak with Dr. Roberta Moro to learn more about the benefits of vaccinations. She can also offer an alternative vaccination schedule to accommodate your needs.
What is an alternative vaccination schedule?
Many vaccinations are given to babies because of their weak immune system and susceptibility to diseases soon after birth. However, some parents have concerns about the number of shots an infant receives as part of the suggested vaccination schedule. In these cases, Dr. Roberta Moro can create an alternative vaccination schedule to space out vaccines so you feel more comfortable with the process.
What if my child can’t tolerate vaccinations?
In some cases, underlying medical conditions like allergies may not allow your child to receive certain vaccinations. In situations such as this, Dr. Roberta Moro can determine the best treatment plan to protect them from disease and prioritize their overall health and safety.
Find out more about the benefits of vaccinations by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Roberta Moro using the online booking feature or by calling Palm Leaf Pediatrics today.