“Your child’s health is our passion”
At Pleasant Pediatrics our goal is to provide exceptional and convenient services. You want the best possible care for your child. At Pleasant Pediatrics, so do we. All of our pediatric providers are parents themselves, and they know how important your child's health is to you. We partner with your family to provide preventative care and develop effective treatment plans when there is an illness or injury. Whether you need information on immunizations, behavioral issues or just need some advice, our providers are there for you. We will help you start your child out on the right foot towards a health future.
It's Time !!!!
Children 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season!
After vaccination, your immune system produces antibodies that will protect you from the vaccine viruses. In general, though, antibody levels start to decline over time — another reason to get a flu shot every year.
- Reaction to the vaccine. Some people experience muscle aches and a fever for a day or two after receiving a flu shot. This may be a side effect of your body's production of protective antibodies.
- The two-week window. It takes about two weeks for the flu shot to take full effect. If you're exposed to the influenza virus shortly before or during that time period, you might catch the flu.
- Mismatched flu viruses. In some years, the influenza viruses used for the vaccine don't match the viruses circulating during the flu season. If this occurs, your flu shot will be less effective, but may still offer some protection.
- Other illnesses. Many other diseases, such as the common cold, also produce flu-like symptoms. So you may think you have the flu when you actually don't.
Help protect yourself from the flu and other viruses. Good hygiene remains your primary defense against contagious illnesses.
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water.
- Use an alcohol-based sanitizer on your hands if soap and water aren't available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth whenever possible.
- Avoid crowds when the flu is most prevalent in your area.
- Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly, drink plenty of fluids, eat a nutritious diet and manage your stress.