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Vaccination Policy (as of June 2015)

It is the strong belief of all the physicians at Twin City Pediatrics that all children who are able should be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases as soon as possible.

We believe that the vaccination schedule as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is the best researched and most scientifically sound vaccine schedule as it provides the earliest and most robust immunity for infants and toddlers. 

Based on that schedule, children will receive the primary rounds of all recommended vaccines by 2 years of age. 

There is no compelling scientific evidence to suggest that alternate or delayed vaccine schedules provide any benefit to pediatric patients (in fact, delayed schedules put children at risk increasing the length of time children are susceptible to vaccine preventable diseases), nor is there any indication that the vaccine schedule set forth by the CDC, ACIP, and AAP puts undue stress on the immune system of children or introduces too many antigens at any one time. The total number of antigens introduced by way of vaccinations over the first two years of life isapproximately 150, which is a small fraction of the roughly 2,000 -6,000 antigens that children encounter in their environment every day.  

For parents who are concerned about vaccines we urge you to schedule an appointment for a consult with one of our physicians to discuss your questions.  

See below for resources regarding childhood immunizations including vaccine schedules and vaccine education center.