Our clinic follows the standard immunization schedule endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics Family Practice (AAP) and American Counsel on Immunizations Practices (ACIP). Immunizations are the most effective way to safeguard children’s health from serious and fatal infectious diseases.
While we recognize parents have an important role in healthcare decisions in regard to their children, including immunizations, we are also responsible for the safety of all our patients.
After considerable thought, weighing personal choice of whether to vaccinate or not versus the risk of acquiring a preventable disease while visiting our clinic, Primary Care West will request children that will not be immunized with Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP) seek medical care elsewhere. Our clinicians strongly encourage all children be immunized according to the recommendations of the CDC, AAP and ACIP.
The only exception will be for children with a documented medical contraindication recognized by the CDC, AAP, and ACIP.