Based on all available peer-reviewed scientific literature, studies and evidence, vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
Vaccines are the most important preventative health intervention that we can provide our patients, and that you as a parent can provide to your child. Because of the effectiveness of vaccines, many have never seen a child, friend or family member with measles, meningitis, whooping cough, or chicken pox. This can create a culture of complacency, and cause confusion that can only lead to tragic results.
We recognize that vaccines can be a very emotional topic for some parents, and we will do everything we can to educate and respect your viewpoints. However, delaying vaccines or offering only 1 or 2 at a time can put your child at serious risk for illness or even death, and goes against our medical advice.
Should you choose to refuse a vaccine, you will be required to sign a “refusal to vaccinate” acknowledgement. By your child’s two month appointment, should you absolutely refuse vaccines, you will be asked to find another provider. We truly feel vaccinating children and adolescents on the recommended schedule is our responsibility as healthcare professionals.
Please see below for our vaccination schedule, which is based on the Center for Disease Control recommendations.