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Top-Rated Pediatricians in Blacksburg, VA


Whether you call them vaccines, immunizations, shots, or inoculations, these simple medical treatments play a crucial role in protecting your child, your family, and your community from serious diseases.

At New Beginnings Pediatrics in Blacksburg, VA, we understand the importance of vaccinations and are dedicated to providing the best pediatric care for your child. Our board-certified doctors stay up-to-date on the latest immunization research and recommendations to ensure your child receives the best possible care.

We understand that vaccines can be a sensitive topic for some parents, with concerns over safety and effectiveness. Rest assured that vaccines are rigorously tested and continuously monitored for safety, with countless studies and the support of the global medical community backing this assurance.

If you're ready to take the next step in protecting your child and community, schedule an appointment with us online. Additionally, with the flexibility of same-day appointments for those unexpected sick visits , we're here when you need us most.

We're excited to welcome you and your family to New Beginnings Pediatrics, where your child's health and safety are our top priority.

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Safe Pediatric Immunization Near You

Following the CDC's Immunization Schedule

By introducing a very small, safe, and controlled amount of the disease into the body, vaccines teach the immune system how to fight off serious illnesses that once threatened lives, including measles, polio, tetanus, the flu, whooping cough, and more. This means less time being sick, and more time for growing, learning, and playing, thanks to the protection of safe and effective vaccines.

This protection doesn't just stop at our doorstep, either; it extends to our neighbors, friends, and classmates, creating a safer environment for us all. When enough people in a community are vaccinated against a certain disease, that disease has a hard time spreading because there aren't enough unvaccinated people it can jump to. This acts like a protective bubble around those who can't be given vaccines, like newborns or folks with certain medical conditions.

At New Beginnings Pediatrics, we follow the immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(opens in a new tab) (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This schedule has been carefully crafted to ensure maximum protection for your child, and while it may look complicated or overwhelming, think of it as a roadmap designed to protect them at every stage of their early growth and development.

Which vaccines are recommended at which age is decided based on when a child's immune system will respond most effectively to it, providing the best possible protection at critical moments. Too early, and your child's immune system might not be mature enough to create a strong defense. Too late, and you might miss the window where your child is most vulnerable to these diseases.

The ages selected for each vaccine result from years of research and data, ensuring your child gets the vaccine when they most likely need it and can respond well to it. Still, we understand this information can be a lot to take in. That's why our team of caring pediatricians is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the support you need to make informed decisions about your child's health.

By following these expert-recommended schedules, you're taking an important step toward keeping your child and community safe and healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are vaccines really safe?

Yes! Vaccines are rigorously tested and continuously monitored for safety. The CDC, AAP, and the global medical community all support the use of vaccines as a safe and effective way to protect individuals and communities from serious diseases.

Will my child experience side effects from vaccines?

It is possible for some vaccines to cause side effects. Usually, these are minor, like a low-grade fever, fussiness, or soreness where the shot was given. Sometimes, a child might feel a headache, get tired more easily, or temporarily lose their appetite.

Severe reactions, on the other hand, happen extremely rarely. If your child does experience a reaction, our team of experienced pediatricians is here to provide immediate and appropriate medical care, but it’s important to understand severe reactions are uncommon.

While it's normal to worry about side effects, it's crucial to know that the diseases vaccines protect against can be much more serious. We encourage you to talk to our team if you have any concerns or questions about vaccine safety and potential side effects.

Do vaccines cause autism?

No. There is no scientific evidence that supports the claim that vaccines cause autism. This myth originated from a single study that has since been retracted and repeatedly disproven by numerous other studies and scientific research. The CDC, AAP, and the global medical community all confirm that there is no link between vaccines and autism.

How do I schedule my child's vaccinations with New Beginnings Pediatrics?

Scheduling your child's vaccinations with New Beginnings Pediatrics is easy and convenient. You can schedule an appointment online, or give us a call to speak directly with one of our friendly staff members. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch care for your child and will work with you to find the best time for appointments, including same-day appointments for sick visits. We are excited to welcome you and your family to our practice!

Because Every Child Deserves Top-Notch Care

Keep Your Family Safe & Healthy - Vaccinate Today

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