Vaccines

Vaccines throughout the Phoenix, AZ metro area

Vaccines

Vaccines are an essential part of pediatric care, and when you choose a highly skilled practitioner like Suhir Bitar, MD, you can rest assured your child will stay on track toward proper immunization. At Home Pediatric Medicine Concierge offers parents in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, in-home treatment, where their children are most comfortable. Booking a visit is as easy as a quick phone call or a few moments online. 

How do vaccines work?

Vaccines help your child’s immune system “train” to fight off specific viruses, fungi, bacteria, or parasites (antigens). The world’s top health experts have created a list of recommended vaccines that, together, create a strong and resilient immune system in children and adults. 

Vaccines are administered via injections, which take just seconds. Many are made of a weakened version of the antigen. The shot triggers your child’s immune system to create antibodies that attack and destroy that specific antigen, as well as special cells that help speed up any future response. 

Those cells remain in your child’s system for the rest of their life; if they ever encounter that antigen in the future, they’re prepared to fight back swiftly. This process happens naturally, but some antigens are so strong that they can overwhelm a child before a natural immune response can develop. 

How do I know which vaccines my child needs?

At Home Pediatric Medicine Concierge administers vaccines as advised by the nation’s top health experts. The process of developing immunity through vaccines is called immunization and begins shortly after birth. 

During each newborn care or well-child visit, Dr. Bitar reviews your child’s immunization record. When a vaccine is due, she administers it during the visit in the comfort of your home. You don’t have to worry that your child may not be up-to-date on their vaccines, and when you need access to their personal immunization record, just ask. 

Are vaccines safe for kids?

A great deal of misinformation about vaccines is shared online and in person. But the world’s leading health experts all agree vaccines are perfectly safe. They are not only safe for kids, but they are also an essential part of protecting against serious illness. 

Before vaccines were widely available, entire populations were decimated by communicable diseases. Today, thanks to vaccines, American kids don’t have to fear many of the illnesses that previous generations struggled with. Even less severe issues like chicken pox are no longer a concern because vaccines are available. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of vaccines, Dr. Bitar is here to help. You can book an at-home pediatric health visit with a simple phone call, and online scheduling is also available.