pediatric vaccines

Pediatric Vaccines

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and back-to-school season is just around the corner —meaning it’s a great time to ensure your child is up to date on their pediatric vaccines and protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.

On Thursday, August 11th Washington Parent’s mom coach, Deborah Porter, sat down with Kaiser Permanente pediatricians, Dr. Segura and Dr. Brown, to discuss what parents should know about safety and effectiveness, recommended immunization schedules and the importance of on-time vaccinations.

Many parents are wondering about the safety of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. Permanente pediatrician Ed Segura, MD, explained what he tells parents.

“The No. 1 thing I am stressing is that the vaccine is safe,” Dr. Segura said. “The dose of the vaccine is appropriate for the child when they are over 6 months of age. I think some parents were put off by the term “emergency use authorization” because it made them think it was developed too quickly, but these vaccines are backed by decades of research.”

Take a deep dive into any of the points discussed in this Facebook Live event with why pediatric vaccines are essential for children. Additionally, you can find Kaiser Permanente’s event recap here.

Have you got a question for Coach Deborah? Submit any parenting questions at or send her an email at coachdeborah@washingtonparent.


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