Health Matters

The Importance Of Childhood Immunization

Guest: Dr. Omar Matuk-Villazon

Should you vaccinate your child? Dr. Omar Matuk-Villazon, Pediatrician and Faculty in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Houston College of Medicine has advice and answers.

“Science overwhelmingly shows vaccines are safe and effective. They protect our children from serious illnesses like Measles, Tetanus and Whooping Cough. Vaccines work by preparing the patient's body to fight viruses and bacteria.”

“Follow the recommended schedule of immunizations from the American Academy of Pediatrics to best protect your child. It is safe and encouraged to take your children for regular pediatric checkups and routine immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Let’s give ourselves the peace of mind that we have done everything we can to protect our children from these preventable diseases.”

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