Vaccinations

Vaccination is the single most important opportunity to prevent serious illness in your child, including brain damage and death. Leaving your child unprotected against vaccine-preventable illnesses poses a great risk to his or her health. If you have concerns about childhood vaccines, we would be happy to discuss the risks and benefits of vaccinating versus not vaccinating your child.

If you have chosen not to vaccinate your child, our pediatric practice may not be the right fit for your family. We feel strongly that vaccinating your child is one of the most important things that can be done to safeguard your child's health. Since we will be partners in making sure your children remain healthy, it is important that we have similar philosophies in this regard.

The hepatitis B vaccine may be given at birth. Subsequently, routine vaccines start at the two-month well visit. We will discuss the vaccine recommendations for your child's age at your visit.

We follow the vaccination schedule determined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.