Top Pediatrician Dr. Jen Explains Why Parents Need To Know More About Pneumococcal Disease, Vaccination

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Parents of infants have a lot on their minds, but keeping their babies happy and healthy is at the top of the list. Avoiding childhood diseases is a priority, but out of all of the diseases that put children at risk, people seem to know the least about pneumococcal disease — one of the 14 childhood diseases that can be much less risky with immunizations. Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, better known as Dr. Jen, has some important information related to this disease and how immunizations are a life-saving necessity.

The most common childhood diseases, as reported by the CDC, are chickenpox (varicella), diphtheria, flu (influenza), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hib, measles, mumps, polio, rotavirus, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), and pneumococcal.

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