Pediatrics Vaccine Policy Statement

Department of Pediatrics Vaccine Policy Statement:
 
We at Watson Clinic Pediatrics are committed to your child’s well-being. We realize that you care deeply about your child’s health and safety. That well-being is in large part due to effective and safe vaccinations. Perhaps it is the single most important health-promoting intervention available to us.
 
It is our position that vaccines are safe. We follow the schedule as put forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
 
These recommendations are based on scientifically reviewed medical literature, evidence-based evaluations and ongoing monitoring. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the CDC, manufacturers, and medical investigators all support the current schedule. There is no evidence that vaccines/vaccinations cause autism or other developmental problems. Extensive work has been done by many organizations throughout the world that support this conclusion.
 
Some parents have questions regarding vaccinations. We ask you to let us know in advance of your child’s Well Checkup if you have questions. Information and understanding your child’s health and wellness are important to all of us.
 
Click here for a printable version of our Vaccine Policy Statement.


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