Pacific Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Infants less than twelve months of age are at the greatest risk of the serious manifestations of illnesses. The safety of vaccines is well-documented. A large body of current evidence-based medical literature shows NO link between vaccines and autism and that there is NO risk associated with receiving multiple vaccines at once.
We have witnessed the tremendous success of vaccines in preventing daily illnesses and now certain cancers. We are concerned that vaccines have so effectively eliminated diseases such as polio and measles that many have forgotten the devastating effects of these diseases and the toll they have taken on so many lives. This viewpoint has led to complacency; people feel comfortable opting not to immunize their children, causing a cycle of outbreaks of these preventable illnesses and placing the unvaccinated child and their contacts at real risk.
We understand that the media bombards us with misinformation and that vaccine misconceptions abound. We also understand that this topic is overwhelming. As your pediatrician we are a resource to help you sort through the data. Please discuss your concerns with us.