Pediatric Vaccination Cartoon

We believe childhood immunizations are vitally important. Through vaccinations, medical professionals and patients can work together to prevent life-threatening diseases from affecting children and adults throughout our communities. Serving families throughout New Jersey, including Morristown, Summit, Berkeley Heights, Hoboken, and beyond, Touchpoint Pediatrics offers helpful information for parents about vaccines, immunization schedules for children, and more.

Understanding Vaccinations

The immune system is the body’s defense against infection. When bacteria and viruses invade, the immune system works to fight them off and keep the body healthy. Vaccines play a vital role in this defense by imitating a particular infection. This causes the immune system to react and remember how to fight that disease in the future.

Vaccinations not only protect your child, but they also help protect other children by eliminating or lowering the occurrence of dangerous diseases. While some diseases may seem mild, natural infections have the potential to cause severe complications. Here is a list of diseases that can be prevented through immunizations:

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • HPV
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • And more…

We believe that vaccinating children greatly outweighs any minor side effects that may occur from the vaccines themselves. Years of research and countless studies have upheld the safety of routine pediatric vaccinations and found no conclusive link between them and autism. Vaccinations are closely monitored by health organizations to ensure they remain a sound solution for helping to prevent harmful diseases and ensure positive patient outcomes.

Recommended Vaccination Schedule

Vaccines are administered on a routine basis and required for school attendance in New Jersey. We can help ensure your child receives his or her vaccinations on time and provide applicable documentation for your school’s health records. In accordance with current guidelines, vaccination recommendations for children are as follows:

We vaccinate according to the recommendations set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). However, we understand that some parents may be more comfortable with vaccinating at a slower pace. We can work with you to help ensure your child is up to date on his or her immunizations by following a more ideal schedule for you.

Meet Our Pediatric Team

Let our team of pediatricians help your child fulfill his or her immunization needs. We know how unnerving it can be for some children to get vaccinated. Rest assured, we want to put you and your child at ease. Our caring, compassionate team can answer your questions to help make each appointment go smoothly.

With a commitment to high-quality pediatric care, we’re proud to offer our services in a safe, welcoming environment for every family in our practice. Our founder, Dr. Jennifer Shaw, M.D., F.A.A.P., and the rest of our physicians have been recognized by peers and medical organizations for our commitment to outstanding performance. Speak with your child’s doctor to learn more.

Book an Appointment with Our Trusted Pediatricians

Start a vaccine schedule for your child at Touchpoint Pediatrics. Call our office in Chatham, NJ, to book an appointment with your child’s doctor today.