Liberty Pediatrics Immunization Policy
At Liberty Pediatrics we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of evidence-based medical care to our patients. This includes our adherence to the vaccine schedule recommended by national organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (AICP).
These well-respected organizations and committees include panels of experts in pediatrics as well as infectious disease. The goal is to eliminate or minimize preventable serious disease, thereby promoting the health of all children. These national experts routinely analyze available information and research, monitor the prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases, and analyze reported serious adverse events following vaccine administration. This information is used to create the best vaccine schedule to protect your child.
At Liberty Pediatrics we strive to provide the highest quality care while protecting all of our patients. Should a family desire to alter the schedule or withhold all recommended vaccines, Liberty Pediatrics feels that this decision not only puts your child at risk of serious preventable disease, but also puts others at risk.
Please be advised that if you desire an “alternate” vaccine schedule, or if you intend to refuse vaccines, you do so against the advice of Liberty Pediatrics, the AAP, the CDC and the AICP. Because we believe that this decision puts your child at risk for vaccine preventable disease and puts other children at the same risk, Liberty Pediatrics will not accept patients who will not be vaccinated according to the AAP recommended guidelines.