Vaccines Specialist

Board Certified Pediatricians, ADHD Specialists, and Pediatric Endocrinologists located in Rockville, MD
Vaccines

Vaccines services offered in Rockville , MD

Vaccines your child gets in childhood and adolescence protect them against harmful diseases. We are a pro-vaccine office, and if you choose not to vaccinate your child, we are not the practice for you. At Abdow Friendship Pediatrics in Rockville, Maryland, pediatricians Victor Abdow Jr., MD, Azra Jagani, MD, and Amita DeSouza, MD, administer vaccines and boosters. Learn more about childhood vaccines, as well as travel vaccines for the entire family, by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics today.

Vaccines Q&A

What are vaccines?

Vaccines are preventive injections that boost your body’s immunity against specific disease-causing viruses and bacteria. A vaccine familiarizes your immune system with a certain bacteria or virus so that it can recognize and eliminate it from your body before it causes illness.

 

Vaccines contain very small amounts of dead, inactive, or partial viruses or bacteria. While it’s possible to get a few mild symptoms after a vaccine is administered, any symptoms that occur are minimal, especially in comparison to the disease. 

 

The team at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics helps you stay on track with getting each of the immunizations your child needs, starting just a few days after birth. Newborn care involves many vaccines, but your child needs additional vaccines and boosters throughout childhood and adolescence. 

Which vaccines should my child get?

Abdow Friendship Pediatrics offers many vaccines that have greatly reduced or eliminated certain diseases. Currently, your child can get immunizations against illnesses like:

 

  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumococcal 
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • COVID-19
  • Influenza

 

This is not a complete list, and some vaccines require multiple doses. The team at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics keeps your child up to date on every vaccine dose they need. They also offer travel vaccines for all members of the family before a big trip. 

Why does my child need a flu vaccine every year?

The flu vaccine is different from other vaccines your child gets because it’s an entirely new vaccine every year. Experts research which strains of the influenza virus will be active during every flu season and formulate a vaccine against them based on their findings. 

 

In the fall, before flu season starts, you should bring your child to Abdow Friendship Pediatrics to get their flu vaccine. Some strains of the flu are severe or even life-threatening, and all are contagious. By getting the flu vaccine for your child and other family members, you can help control the transmission of the illness.

 

Learn more about vaccines for children and adolescents by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics today.

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