Immunization Info

Vaccines are one of the most important and effective ways you can protect your child from harmful and life-threatening diseases. Due to the development and administration of vaccines, the occurrence of vaccine-preventable diseases is at or near record lows.

At 1st Choice Pediatrics, we believe that children should be vaccinated, and we agree with the current immunization schedules for children and adolescents. These scientifically and research-based recommendations are approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

We understand that parents have concerns and questions regarding immunizations. Our hope is that each parent make a well-educated decision on this issue. It is important to realize that not everything on the internet is accurate. When seeking to learn more about vaccination for your children, ensure that you utilize resources with accurate, evidence-based information.
We recommend the following websites:
One of the most frequently asked questions we get from patients is “Do I have to get a shot today?” Help prepare your child for his or her visit ahead of time. You can find the answer yourself by creating a personalized vaccine schedule: http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/kidstuff/newscheduler_le/

VISs, or Vaccine Information Sheets, are handouts formatted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlining the benefits and risks associated with individual vaccines. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html

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