Here at Countryside Pediatric Care, we are honored that you have chosen our group to be your be honored for you to choose our group to be your child pediatrician.
We feel very strongly that routine vaccines are a critical part of the preventive health program. We know that parents care about their children’s health and we want you to know we care too. For this reason we are committed to be in compliance with the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for immunizations.
You can be confident that patients in our practice are protected against the many dangerous and potentially deadly diseases that vaccines are designed to prevent. For this reason, we follow the recommended vaccine schedule, unless there is an established medical contraindication against vaccinating.
All vaccines are rigorously safety tested, monitored, and inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); all vaccine data is reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) before being officially recommended to be given to children.
This schedule has been rigorously reviewed and has been devised using evidence based medicine to provide children with the safest and best protection from dangerous and preventable diseases. It is updated regularly and is subject to change based on the recommendations of these organizations as well as availability of each vaccine. As a result of that, parents can rest assured that there is no need for “alternative schedules” as this merely prolongs the risk that infants and children may acquire potentially life-threatening illnesses. Furthermore, there is no scientific data to support the notion that deferring, delaying, or dividing recommended vaccines in any way decreases complications or side effects.