Facts About Immunizations

We believe that vaccinating children against potentially life-threatening diseases is safe, effective, and essential to the continued health and well-being of your child.

Vaccines have been one of the greatest successes of modern healthcare. Vaccines have eliminated smallpox and have virtually extinguished many other diseases. Countless lives have been saved by vaccines.

Although many myths and erroneous facts are circulating on the Internet, TV and non-scientific press regarding the risks and failures of vaccines, none of these have been scientifically proven. What has been scientifically proven is that vaccines work, are safe and necessary to prevent disease. If you decide not to vaccinate your child you put your child at risk of serious disease.

This is why the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) all recommend the routine administration of vaccines—not only to babies and children, but to preteens, teenagers, and adults as well.

For further information on vaccinations and related topics please visit one of the following websites:

Immunization Action Coalition
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vaccine Schedule for Infants and Children (PDF)
Vaccine Schedule for Children and Teens (PDF)

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