Vaccines & Immunizations
Children’s Medical Center 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 www.aap.org.
For detailed informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit www.cdc.gov.
For up-to-date information on history, development, ingredients, and safety of vaccines, please see Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Vaccine Education Center.
Our Vaccine Philosophy
Our practice 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.
If a parent chooses not to vaccinate their child, the pediatricians of Children’s Medical Center may not be best suited for your pediatric needs and we would encourage you to seek medical care elsewhere. We believe we do have a moral and ethical obligation to protect the children in our practice through immunizations.
CDC Recommended Immunization Schedule
Vaccine Safety: The Facts – Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP