Because we are committed to protecting the health of your child(ren) through vaccination, we require all of our patients to be vaccinated on time. If your child is behind on vaccines at their time of transfer to our practice, we will begin a catch-up schedule to ensure that your child is brought up to date regarding current vaccines for age. If you choose to separate vaccines during the catch-up phase, they are to be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks apart until the child is up to date.
If you should refuse to completely vaccinate your child, we will ask you to find another healthcare provider who shares your views. Please recognize that by not vaccinating, you are putting your child at unnecessary risk for life-threatening illness and disability, and even death. Our desire is not to remove the decision for or against vaccinating from the parents, however, we are committed to providing the safest environment possible for families who do choose to seek care here and fully support evidence based medicine.
As medical professionals, we feel very strongly that vaccinating your child on schedule with currently available vaccines is absolutely the right thing to do to protect all children and young adults. Please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines with your healthcare provider.
I have read & understand the above policy, and agree to vaccinating my child under the recommendations of the CDC and AAP. I can receive a copy of such recommended vaccine schedule by request at any time.
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