Immunizations Specialist

Most schools require immunizations, but they’re also the best way to protect your child from many life-threatening diseases. Dr. Jay Sadrieh, and Dr. Sabiha Hussain provide all childhood and teenage immunizations at Advanced Pediatrics Medical Group in San Diego, California. Call the practice today or book your appointment online to ensure your child’s immunizations are current.

Immunizations Q & A

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How do immunizations protect my child’s health?

Immunizations, or vaccines, protect children from harmful or fatal diseases. Vaccines are given to children at a young age to protect them against illnesses that could cause deadly health complications.

The vaccine injects bacteria associated with a specific disease into your child’s body. Their immune system will notice the bacteria and create antibodies to fight against them, without causing your child to become sick.

Later, if your child contracts the bacteria of the illness naturally, their immune system will be ready to beat the infection quickly and before it causes health complications. Children who aren’t vaccinated have a difficult time fighting the infection without becoming sick or worse.

What immunizations should my child have?

Dr. Sadrieh and Dr. Hussain provide all recommended immunizations for children and teenagers. Your child requires several immunizations from their birth up to 18 years of age, including:

  • Tdap
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Polio vaccine
  • HPV vaccine

Dr. Sadrieh and Dr. Hussain will need your child’s medical history, so they know which shots your child has and what they’ll need based on their age range. While many of the diseases aren’t as common, your child should still be vaccinated.

The reason so many of these diseases are rare is because of immunizations, but the bacteria for these diseases still exist and can make your child sick if they don’t have the appropriate, up-to-date vaccine. It’s not only to protect your child or teen, but also the children around them.

Click here to learn more about the Rationale for an immunization platform at 16 years of age.

Does my child need a flu shot even if they’re healthy?

Yes. Dr. Sadrieh and Dr. Hussain recommend getting your child the influenza (flu) vaccine every year, starting from six months of age and up. It prevents influenza type A and B which hospitalizes over 100,000 people each year.  If your child is under nine years of age, they’ll get the flu shot in two doses. If they’ve already had two doses, they’ll only need one.

Make sure your child or teen’s health is guarded against diseases by keeping their immunizations up-to-date. Call Advanced Pediatrics Medical Group today or book your child’s appointment online to get the immunizations they need.


Immunization Schedule for Children, Birth through 6 Years:

Immunization Schedule for Preteens and Teenagers, 7-18 years:

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Advanced Pediatrics Medical Group accepts most major insurance plans. If you have any questions about your plan or do not see yours listed, please contact our office so we can verify your coverage.

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San Diego, CA 92117
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