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Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine

Immunization Informaiton from the AAP: http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm

           These things being said, we recognize that there has always been and will likely always be controversy surrounding vaccination. The vaccine campaign is truly a victim of its own success. It is precisely because vaccines are so effective at preventing illness that some individuals are even discussing whether or not they should be given at all. Because of vaccines, many of you have never seen a child with polio, tetanus, whooping cough, meningitis or even chicken pox. Such success can make us complacent about vaccinating. This attitude, if widespread, can only lead to tragic results.

            Over the past several years, many people in Europe have chosen not to vaccinate their children with the MMR vaccine after publication of an unfounded suspicion (later retracted) that the vaccine caused autism. As a result, there have been outbreaks of measles and deaths from complications of measles in Europe over the past several years.

            We are making you aware of these facts not to scare you or coerce you, but to emphasize the importance of vaccination. We recognize the choice may be an emotional one for some parents. We will do everything we can do to convince you that vaccinating according to the schedule is the right thing to do.

           Please be advised that “breaking up the vaccines” to give one or two at a time goes against expert recommendations and can put your child at risk for serious illness and death and goes against our medical advice. We do not administer separate vaccines that are available in a combination, such as MMR.

           As physicians, we feel strongly that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is absolutely the right thing to do for all children and young adults. Thank you for your time in reading this policy. For your review we have attached a few links that give you scientific and well researched information about vaccines and their effects. Should you still have any concerns, please feel free to discuss these with any of us.

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Did You Know?

    Did you know that approximately one million kids in the U.S. are not fully immunized by two years old? While the occurrence of most vaccine preventable diseases is declining; we have seen resurgence of whooping cough (also called pertussis).

    At "We Care Pediatrics" your child's health is our primary concern. That is why we administer both the required and recommended childhood and adolescent vaccinations. Call us today to schedule an appointment: 813-236-9310.

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