Our clinic strongly supports the use of vaccines to help keep your child healthy. Some of the diseases that we vaccinate against can be severe and potentially fatal and often, the best way to manage them is to prevent them altogether. The science behind vaccinations is strong and evidence has shown vaccines to be safe, highly effective and essential for prevention of epidemics. We understand that some parents are confronted by conflicting information and anecdotal stories about potential harms associated with vaccines. Sometimes there is simply misunderstanding about vaccines. We encourage you to share your concerns with us and will gladly answer any and all questions you may have.
Diseases that we vaccinate against in childhood are:
- H. influenza
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Pneumococcus infections
For more information about each vaccine, including the potential risks and benefits, review the CDC Vaccine Information Statement (VIS).