We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
We firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines.
We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We firmly believe that based on all available literature, evidence and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disability. We firmly believe that thimerosal, a preservative that has been in vaccines for decades and remains in some vaccines, does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as healthcare providers – and that you can perform as parents/caregivers.
All patients in our practice are required to receive a minimum of DTaP, Hib, polio, and pneumococcal vaccines by three months of age, all AAP-recommended immunizations by two years of age, and meningococcal vaccine and booster doses of Tdap and varicella vaccines by 12 years.
As medical professionals, we feel very strongly that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is absolutely the right thing to do for all children and young adults. Thank you for your time in reading this policy, and please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines with any one of us.
These things being said, we recognize that there has always been and will likely always be controversy surrounding vaccination.
If you should absolutely refuse to vaccinate your child despite our efforts, we will ask you to find another health care provider who shares your views.