The Importance of Vaccinations for Your Child
February 7, 2017•12 min
According to the CDC, immunizations have had an enormous impact on improving the health of children in the United States. Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a child, a family, or community.Some diseases that are prevented by vaccines, like pertussis (whooping cough) and chickenpox, remain common in the United States. On the other hand, other potentially deadly diseases are no longer common in this country because of vaccines.In this segment, Jason Chan, MD discusses the importance of getting your children the vaccinations they need to avoid certain life threatening illnesses.