At HealthPark Pediatrics, we follow the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for children and adolescents from birth to 18 years old.
Vaccines protect children and their families and friends from dangerous, life-threatening illnesses, and are extensively tested for safety and effectiveness before they can be given.
We believe following this recommended vaccination schedule is an essential part of well-child care. However, we also recognize and respect the parents’ or caregivers’ role as the primary decision maker for their child’s healthcare.
The most common vaccines that your pediatrician will administer include:
- Influenza (Flu)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Meningitis (MenACWY/MenB)
- Hepatitis B (HepB)
- Haemophilus influenzae type B (HiB)
- Pneumococcal (PCV)
- Rotavirus (RV)
- Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
To understand more about each vaccine, vaccine information statements will be provided to you at each well visit. You can find more information and download the full schedule of recommended vaccinations on the CDC website.
Our Immunization Statement
Physicians and public health experts have worked hard to come up with the optimal vaccination schedule, affording the most complete and safest protection possible. It is not advisable to skip or delay vaccines, as this will leave the child vulnerable to disease for a longer period of time.
The providers of HealthPark Pediatrics wholly believe in the safety of vaccines and in adherence to the CDC schedule. In rare circumstances, we could consider an alternate schedule for parents with hesitancy towards vaccines. If you have any questions or concerns about vaccines, we encourage you to discuss them with your child’s provider at their next well visit