Pediatrics of Akron follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against.
For detailed informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/
Our Vaccine Philosophy
Realizing there has been much discussion about immunizations in the media and on the internet, we at Pediatrics of Akron have developed the following statement regarding immunizations.
We strongly believe our mission is to provide the highest quality care to all children. We also believe it is our responsibility and privilege to work with parents to keep all of our chldren safe and healthy. This responsibility includes helping parents sort out the enormous amount of information about immunizations, both accurate and inaccurate, in the mainstream media and on the internet. Therefore ,we at Pediatrics of Akron firmly believe:
- in the effectiveness of immunization to prevent serious illness and to save lives;
- except for clean drinking water and sanitation sewers, vaccines have saved more lives than any other development in public health;
- in the safety of immunizations;
- all children and young adults should receive the recommended immunizations according to the CDC's published schedules;
- based on all available literature,evidence and scientific studies, immunizations do not cause autism or developmental disabilities;
- administering immunizations is the most important health promoting intervention we perform as health care providers;
- in light of recent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases we cannot recommmend foregoing any immunizations,alternative schedules or lengthy delays in receiving certain immunizations. These practices place both your child as well as children in our waiting rooms and the community at great risk.
Please talk with your pediatric primary health care provider about any questions or concerns you have regarding immunizations.
Recommended Immunization Schedule
- 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years (WWW.CDC.GOV)
- 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years (WWW.CDC.GOV)
For information about these vaccines, the diseases they protect against,
immunization schedules, vaccine safety and other important information
please visit the CDC immunization page.
Vaccine Safety: The Facts Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP