Selecting the Proper Immunizations for Every Age

Honoring National Immunization Awareness Month, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA explains how to identify and stay on top of immunizations for every age group.

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In some areas of the country, parents delay or even skip vaccines for their children. This trend can put these youngsters at risk for developing diseases such as measles, whooping cough, and mumps, among other conditions.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014

The purpose behind vaccinations is to help "teach" the body how to effectively build up immunity for the future and fight off infectious agents that may cause disease.

The immune system contains a diverse network of tissues, organs, and highly specialized cells that act as a line of defense to protect the body from foreign agents that may cause disease. In the event that infectious microbes invade the body, they are recognized and destroyed by the immune system. These microbes are also remembered to prevent another infection in the event that they attempt to invade the body again in the future. Board certified physician, Dr. Sanjay Jain has recently provided advice on maintains a strong immune system and getting the best vaccinations.

Traditional vaccines are usually made of harmless, or weakened versions of microbes. Although they don't cause disease, they can stimulate an immune defense response. When vaccines are encountered by the immune system, the typical response is to eliminate them, and develops a memory so that the immune system is able to quickly respond in the event the body becomes infected by the same microbes.

In some areas of the country, parents delay or even skip vaccines for their children. This trend can put these youngsters at risk for developing diseases such as measles, whooping cough, and mumps, among other conditions.

The CDC provides easy-to-read charts for the whole family to help stay abreast of the proper vaccines. Some key immunizations include:

  •     Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox – ages birth to 6 years old
  •     Flu vaccine protects against influenza – ages birth to 6 years old
  •     DTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus – ages birth to 6 years old
  •     Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine (3 Doses)2 – ages 7 thru 18
  •     Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine Series – ages 7 thru 18
  •     Meningococcal Vaccine – ages 19 and above

There's no reason to take this risk. An on time prevention schedule is in everyone's best interest, and that includes mom and dad too!

For more information please visit Dr. Sanjay Jain’s website at http://www.sanjayjainmd.com/.

About Dr. Sanjay Jain:
Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA is a New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, accomplished medical doctor, health expert, life coach and inspirational keynote speaker who has dedicated his life to helping people find their purpose by achieving a meaningful life that they deeply cherish.

Sanjay Jain is U.S. trained and a board certified physician with over 15 years of clinical experience. He holds certifications in Diagnostic Radiology, Integrative Medicine, and Healthcare Quality and Management. He is a graduate from the accelerated BS/MD program at The Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has diversified experience in the private practice, academic, and integrated multispecialty settings.

He was a former assistant professor at The Ohio State University where he also obtained his MBA at the Fisher School of Business. The combination of which has given him a unique voice and understanding of the many issues we face today in a real and practical sense.
Follow Sanjay on Twitter at @sanjayjainmd. His new book, Optimal Living 360: Smart Decision Making for a Balanced Life (Greenleaf) is available in stores now!


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