Dothan, AL Immunizations
Southeastern Pediatric Associates, PA follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm
For detailed informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/
Our Vaccine Philosophy
Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines and immunizations according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.
We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child's next visit.
Recommended Immunization Schedule
- 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2011
- 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2011
- Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month
- Behind | 2011
If you believed everything you heard on TV talk shows or read on the Internet, you might never allow your child to become vaccinated. However, vaccine opponents often exaggerate or even make up immunization risks, with no specific evidence to support their claims. Panels of experts have confirmed again and again that today’s vaccines are safer than ever. In fact, the great risks come when a child is not immunized.
Before a vaccine is ever approved and licensed, it goes through years of testing for safety and effectiveness. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) nor government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would not recommend a vaccine that had not passed the tests for safety and effectiveness.
As a responsible parent, it is important for you to be fully informed on the vaccines offered for your child. If you have any questions or concerns, you can talk with your pediatrician in Edison and Woodbridge.
Vaccine Safety: The Facts A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP