The schedule of administration of vaccines is promolgated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and published by its Advisory Committe on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The American Academy of Pediatrics then reviews the data upon which this schedule is based and issues (usually) concurring recommendations for all Pediatricians and Family Physicians who care for children to follow. Most states, setting the standards for school nurses, adopt the same recommendations. Ambler Pediatrics follows these recommendations, with rare exceptions for special circumstances. We are more than willing to discuss these issues with you at any time and try to answer any questions or concerns you may have. The following is the current schedule:
It is important to realize when considering whether to immunize your child that all biologicals, medications, vitamins as well as vaccine have some risks. These are well known now for the vaccines in general use. Keep in mind that there is no doubt that the benefits, the prevention of terrible diseases, far exceeds the risks.