Margaret Khoury, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and the regional lead of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Flu Vaccination Program, is encouraging parents to protect their children against the flu before the end of October.
Karina Maher, MD, a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Monica Medical Offices, says following the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their child’s health. They protect your child, family and community from preventable diseases. Without vaccinations, serious illnesses return. Children and adults who are not protected can become very sick and spread illness throughout your community.