Your Growing Child Pediatrics team is committed to keeping you and your loved ones safe. During our current crisis, it has been noticed that many children have fallen behind in their vaccination series.
Children of all ages have missed their well-child appointments and their immunizations due to COVID-19. We want to ensure your child’s safety and this is one important thing parents can do to help protect their children.
Vaccines at every age are essential to protect children against diseases that we know can cause serious harm.
In the one to two year olds, we administer vaccines that prevent measles, mumps, rubella, as well as hepatitis A and childhood meningitis and whooping cough.
For children who are 4 or 5, they receive important booster doses of these vaccines to prevent the spread to younger siblings and other children.
Teenagers receive boosters to previous vaccinations as well as additional vaccines. These include two vaccines against five different types of meningitis as well as a vaccine that has been developed that can prevent a form of cancer and sexually transmitted disease.
We feel it is essential to schedule your child for vaccines they may have missed or are due for in order to protect them against these dangerous diseases.
At Growing Child Pediatrics, we follow the latest CDC guidelines for you and your child’s safety in our offices. So, PLEASE schedule a visit now with your Growing Child Pediatrics provider to keep your child SAFE and UP TO DATE.
About the Author
Dr. David Katz, DO, IFMCP, graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, completed medical school in Texas, and finished his residency in Michigan. He settled in Canton, OH where he became part of a three-person pediatric practice which grew to a group of eight providers. Thirty-one years later, Dr. Katz and his wife decided to move to the Triangle to be closer to one of their daughters, her husband, and some of their grandchildren.
In addition to practicing general pediatrics, Dr. Katz has enjoyed expanding his medical expertise to include other facets of medicine, taking special training in the relatively new modality of Functional Medicine – a concept that involves the examination and treatment of the root causes of chronic illness that lead to dysfunction and imbalance in the body.