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Childhood vaccines or immunizations can seem overwhelming when you are a new parent. Vaccine schedules recommended by agencies and organizations, such as the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians cover approximately 14 different diseases.
Vaccinations not only protect your child from deadly diseases, such as polio, tetanus, and diphtheria, but they also keep other children safe by eliminating or greatly decreasing dangerous diseases that used to spread from child to child.
Over the years, vaccines have generated some controversy over safety, but no convincing evidence of harm has been found. And although children can have a reaction to any vaccine, the important thing to know is that the benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the possible side effects.
Family Health Medical Services considers immunizations to be the foundation of pediatric care. All of our providers strongly advise and advocate full immunization of all our pediatric patients. Consequently, Family Health Medical Services will not accept patients whose parents choose not to vaccinate them.
If you have questions or concerns about immunizations, feel free to contact us.