Our priority as pediatricians is the health and well being of your children. As pediatricians we aim to practice “preventive” medicine. We have the benefit of making a difference early on and caring for children right from birth to try and give them the opportunity and advantages to have a long and healthy life. A key component of this is the administration of vaccines. At Downtown Pediatrics we firmly believe in both the safety and effectiveness of vaccines in preventing serious illness and saving lives.
All of the available research shows that the safest and most effective way to vaccinate children is according to the schedule set by the CDC and AAP. Therefore we believe that straying from this schedule goes against proven scientific research and puts patients who do follow the schedule at risk. In an effort to protect our patients to the best of our ability, in a world where these diseases are unfortunately still in existence, we will not accept patients who choose not to follow this recommended schedule.