Immunization Policy (Adopted 2/5/2015)
Immunizations are the foundation of preventative health, and we strongly believe that every child needs and deserves the protection that routine immunizations provide.
Immunizations are among the most effective medical interventions of all time. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations.
Our office only follows the immunization schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control-this is reflected by the fact that all of the children of our pediatricians and nurse practitioners have been vaccinated by these same schedules.
Delayed vaccines, alternative vaccines schedules, and split-up vaccines put children and communities at increased risk for serious illness. We endeavor to keep our patients up-to-date on vaccines at their routine checkups and encourage questions or concerns ahead of time. Families that choose to not receive all the state-required vaccines within 6 months of their scheduled times will be asked to establish care with another physician practice.
CDC Vaccines and Immunizations
American Academy of Pediatrics Immunizations
Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices Vaccine Recommendations
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
CDC What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?