Although immunizations have become a controversial issue in recent years, decades of research and countless scientific studies have upheld the safety of the routine vaccinations for infants and children and have specifically concluded that there is no link between child vaccines and autism. The vast majority of medical professionals believe that the risk of skipping childhood immunizations greatly outweighs any minor side effects that may occur from vaccines, and our experienced pediatricians are no exception.
Serious illnesses such as whooping cough, meningitis, bacterial bloodstream infections and other serious childhood diseases can be prevented with proper vaccinations. Vaccines have a proven track record of safety and effectiveness, and their use has led to decreased rates or complete elimination of many dangerous childhood illnesses over the past 100 years.
Recommended Child Vaccination Schedules
The Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommend specific vaccination schedules for children birth to 6 years and ages 7 to 18. Our medical team understands that some parents may be more comfortable with a slower schedule. If this is your preference, we are happy to work with you, ultimately keeping your child’s health the top priority.
Our office is happy to offer the flu vaccine to anyone who is concerned about this disease and will vaccinate any interested family members or caregivers who want protection.
Valuable Information About Child Vaccinations
The Vaccine Education Center of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a wealth of reliable scientific information regarding myths and facts about childhood vaccines. It’s administered by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the most trusted and reputable pediatric hospitals in the country. The NJ Department of Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Program lists the immunization requirements for school attendance in New Jersey.
At Touchpoint Pediatrics, we strongly believe in the importance of keeping your children on a recommended schedule of immunizations. Our knowledgeable team of pediatric medical professionals is happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about child vaccinations. Contact us at (973) 665-0900 to learn more about vaccination today.