Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

Why are childhood immunizations important?

Dr. Lauricella discusses pediatric health concerns. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Childhood immunizations are important because they prevent people from getting certain diseases.

Some people believe that immunizations are not important these days because the diseases that the immunizations prevent are not common anymore.

However, the reason these diseases are not common anymore is because so many people have been vaccinated and protected against them.

Making sure children are up-to-date with immunizations is the best way to protect your family, school and community from outbreaks of unnecessary illnesses and deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Schools and Immunizations

Many schools require that children be vaccinated against certain diseases before starting school.

Find out what immunizations your child’s school requires.

For more information about why childhood immunizations are important, talk with your physician.

Learn More:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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