Vaccine Information

Kessler Pediatrics Vaccine Statement

We are a vaccinating office!

We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives, and we firmly believe in the safety of our vaccines.  All children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention that we perform as health providers and that you perform as parents/caregivers. The recommended vaccines and the schedule of their administration are the results of years of scientific study and data gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.

Due to our firm belief in vaccines, Kessler Pediatrics requires all parents vaccinate their children according to the recommended schedule.  We are happy to answer any questions and discuss the safety and efficacy of the vaccines with any parents who may have hesitancy towards vaccines. If parents choose to deviate from the accepted schedule and/or delay beginning vaccination by the 4 month Well Visit, they will be required to transfer to another provider.  Vaccines are only provided during Well Visits. We will not schedule any additional nurse visits for vaccines for alternate vaccine schedules.

We encourage any parent who wants to learn more to visit the following websites with reliable, scientific information to explain all aspects of vaccines – from manufacturing, to how they work to protect children, to data regarding safety and efficacy.

Vaccine Information Websites

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Immunizations (https://www.aap.org/immunization)
Specific information about immunizations from the  American Academy of Pediatrics
 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunizations (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html)
Specific information about immunizations from the American Academy of Pediatrics
 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) (https://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center)
Reliable, accurate information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent
 
Institute for Vaccine Safety (https://www.vaccinesafety.edu)
Independent assessments of vaccines and vaccine safety, plus educational information provided by the Institute for Vaccine Safety of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
 
National Network for Immunization Information (https://www.immunizationinfo.org)
An excellent source for scientifically-based immunization information.
 
Vaccinate Your Family (https://vaccinateyourfamily.org)
Website for vaccine information for parents.
 

Vaccine Schedules

Vaccine Schedule for Children, Birth through 6 Years

 
 

Vaccine Schedule for Preteens and Teens, 7-18 Years

 

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