Tej N. Kaul MD
Jerome Ulatowski MD
MaryJo McDonell MD
Robbertus Salis MD
Robert Gadawski MD
Ayman Farghaly MD
Patricia Iacovitti PNP
As per the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control, we firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the CDC and AAP.
Based on all available literature, evidence and current studies, the AAP and CDC have concluded that vaccines do not cause autism or any developmental disabilities.
We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers, and that you can perform as parents/caregivers. The recommended vaccines and their schedule given are the results of years and years of scientific study and data gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.
The vaccine campaign is truly a victim of its own success. It is precisely because of vaccines many of you have never seen a child with polio, tetanus, whooping cough, bacterial meningitis or even chickenpox, or known a friend or family member whose child died because of one of these diseases. Such success can make us complacent or even lazy about vaccinating. Such an attitude can only lead to a tragic return of these dreadful diseases.
Finally, if you choose not to vaccinate your child as per the recommendations of the CDC and AAP, we will ask you to find another healthcare provider who shares your views. Please recognize that by not vaccinating, you are putting your child and other children at unnecessary risk for life-threatening illness and disability, and even death.
Thank you for your time in reading this policy, and please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines with any one of us.