Advanced Pediatrics

100 East Street SE, Suite 301

Vienna, VA 22180
(P) 703.938.5555

(F) 703.319.8580



VACCINE POLICY STATEMENT

All the medical providers at Advanced Pediatrics believe strongly in the effectiveness of vaccines in preventing illness and maintaining the health of children and adults.   Vaccines simply save lives.  This is why we require families of the practice to adhere to the recommended  vaccine schedule published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  1. We believe vaccines are safe.
  2. We believe ALL children should receive the vaccines that have been recommended by the American College of Immunizing Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Centers for Disease Control.
  3. We believe that the overwhelming evidence clearly demonstrates that vaccines neither causes autism nor developmental delays.
  4. We believe so much in vaccines that we have ALL vaccinated our own children.


WHY VACCINES ARE SO IMPORTANT


Likely you have never encountered a small infant hospitalized with whooping cough, or even known a child with bacterial meningitis.  This is because of the extraordinary success of vaccines.  But these illnesses will and continue to occur as persons continue to elect not to vaccinate their children and expose others, such as newborns, who cannot be vaccinated. We will continue to advocate for immunizations which protect not only the child receiving them, but also protect vulnerable children in our practice, from the newborn to the patient receiving chemotherapy.



We understand that controversy has followed vaccines since their inception, and likely will continue to surround them.   This does not change the facts or the scientific evidence about the safety and tremendous effectiveness of immunizations.  We are happy to speak with you regarding why certain vaccines are chosen for the schedule by experts in medicine and what side effects might be expected with each vaccine.