Our Vaccine Philosophy:
We believe that all children should receive recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.
We are willing to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child's well visit and will consider alternate vaccine schedules that still meet AAP guidelines. We will not agree to any alternative schedule that puts your child or other patients at increased risk of contracting a vaccine-preventable disease. In addition, we are no longer signing vaccine exemption forms or accepting new patients that refuse vaccines.
Our staff is fully vaccinated and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated if eligible, including children age 6 months and up. We will not provide COVID-19 vaccination exemption letters.
Childhood Vaccine Benefits: Why get vaccinated?
Vaccines may be given separately or some may be given together in the same shot. These combination vaccines are as safe and effective as the individual vaccines, and mean fewer shots for your baby. Getting several vaccines at the same time will not harm your baby.
Your children's first vaccines protect them from 8 serious diseases, caused by viruses and bacteria. These diseases have injured and killed many children (and adults) over the years. Polio paralyzed about 37,000 people and killed about 1,700 each year in the 1950's before there was a vaccine. About 15,000 people a year died from diphtheria before there was a vaccine. Most children have had at least one rotavirus infection by their 5th birthday.
None of these diseases have completely disappeared and without vaccination they will become more prevalent.