Little Buddies Pediatric Clinic follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm
For detailed information sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/
Our Immunization Policy
At Little Buddies Pediatrics, we endorse and follow the complete immunization schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control. We also believe that the decision to vaccinate your child is yours. However, due to the rising number of preventable infectious diseases we are experiencing nationwide, both from unvaccinated individuals as well as refugees lacking medical immunization documentation, we have determined that taking unvaccinated children could pose a risk to our other patients, therefore we will no longer accept unvaccinated children at our practice. It is in the best interest of your child, the other children in our practice, and our community as a whole for every child to be fully immunized. If your child is not fully immunized but you would like to have them vaccinated, we can discuss alternate immunization and catch-up schedules.
Our Vaccine Philosophy
Our practice believes that all children should receive the 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 happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child's next visit.
Recommended Immunization Schedule
- 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2011
- 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2011
- Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2011
Vaccine Safety: The Facts Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP