Priority Pediatrics PC 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/vaccines
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 Schedules (these are updated annually)
- 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2012
- 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2014
- Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2013
This excellent article published in the New York Times following a Presidential Debate in 2015 summarizes what is known about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and provides authoritative references: http://www.nytimes.com
A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP.
Also please see immunize.org for authoratative vaccine information.
Dr. T highly recommends these books by Dr. Paul Offit:
"Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All"
"Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction"