Our Vaccine Philosophy and Policy
The Pediatric Clinic firmly believes 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. Please read the Pediatric Clinic's Vaccine Policy.
Recommended Immunization Schedule
- 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2012
- 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2012
- Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2012
Click here for detailed vaccine informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Vaccine Safety: The Facts A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP
After the Shot: A fact sheet of common questions asked by parents after vaccinations.
Immunizations for Babies (Spanish): A guide listing vaccinations children 0-12 months old need.
Other Internet Resource:
- Centers for Disease Control Vaccine Information Sheets
- Immunization Action Coalition
- Institute for Vaccine Safety
- National Network for Immunization Information
Children and adolescents should be up-to-date on recommended immunizations before international travel. In addition, travel requires consideration of additional vaccines to prevent hepatitis A, yellow fever, meningococcal disease, typhoid fever, rabies, and Japanese encephalitis. Vaccines may be required or recommended depending on destination, planned activity, and length of stay. Recommended immunizations and up-to-date information, including alerts about current disease outbreaks affecting international travelers, is available at the Center for Disease Control Traveler's Health website.