Our stance on vaccines
We understand that making decisions about your child’s healthcare and wellbeing can be complicated, and we are here as your partner in navigating these decisions. It is our professional opinion that immunizing your child fully and on schedule is important in keeping your child healthy and preventing devastating diseases. Our practice supports and follows the guidelines and schedule set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and Center for Disease Control (CDC) for childhood vaccinations.
The safety and efficacy of vaccines have been proven through research and confirmed over generations of children and literally billions of vaccines given worldwide. In fact, immunization of infants and children has been so effective that many parents have never seen the serious, sometimes life threatening diseases from which vaccines protect us. Vaccine schedules have been scientifically designed to provide infants with immunity to these preventable diseases because the youngest are among the most susceptible. Vaccination according to the AAP and CDC guidelines help us to fulfill our commitment to care for your child and our community, including those special populations who are unable to be vaccinated such as newborns or people with weakened immune systems.
While we do not recommend non-vaccination, we welcome you to discuss your questions about vaccines with our providers as we partner with your family in caring for your child.
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