Protect your children against serious diseases by following vaccination recommendations from an experienced pediatrician or family medicine doctor at University Health.
Types of Vaccines We Offer
Get vaccines to help prevent major childhood and adolescent illnesses, including:
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTap/Tdap)
- Hepatitis A and B
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Influenza (flu)
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
How Vaccinations Benefit Your Kids
Immunizing kids with vaccines makes their body’s immune system build a natural defense against some diseases. Vaccines work by triggering the body to:
- Remember the germ, virus or infection
- Fight the germ, virus or infection when it enters the body
When your children develop immunity to infectious diseases, they also protect other kids and adults around them and in their community. That’s because they won’t pass the germs or infections to others.
Myths and rumors are plentiful concerning vaccine safety. Our pediatricians consider vaccines to be safe and effective. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continually monitors vaccines for safety and effectiveness.
When to Get Vaccines
Support your child’s overall well-being by bringing him or her to see a doctor for a health checkup and any necessary vaccinations.
Parent-Friendly Childhood Vaccination Schedule
Follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ childhood immunization schedule based on age recommended by our pediatricians:
- Infants and children – Birth to 6 years
- Children – 7 to 18 years
Make sure your child can attend public and private K-12 schools by complying with Texas state law requiring certain immunizations. Back-to-school immunizations are available through your pediatrician, family doctor and our walk-in clinics.
What to Bring to an Appointment
Bring the following items to your child’s doctor’s office:
- Current immunization records
- Previous medical records
- Medication bottles
- Insurance card
- A parent or guardian authorization letter if someone other than the parent or guardian is bringing the child in