Use the links on this page to look at the American Academy of Pediatrics handouts regarding various vaccines. At West End Pediatrics, we support the use of vaccines to prevent diseases in children. You may not see some of these diseases like polio or haemophilus influenza B anymore. But they were once real problems and most, if not all, of their fortunate rarity is because of widespread vaccination.
We understand that people have different feelings regarding vaccination. We are happy to discuss the pros and cons of alternative vaccination schedules with you and will of course respect any religious objections that you may have.
West End Pediatrics 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 informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis.
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 A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP