Our Vaccine Philosophy
Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention. We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child’s next visit.
Kennesaw Pediatrics supports and follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP believes that vaccines are one of the most successful medical advances of all time, but understands that parents may have questions about vaccines and their children. AAP is not able to provide information regarding individual children and their medical conditions, but the following resources are provided as background for a dialogue with your child’s pediatrician. Visit the AAP’s immunization web site for answers to your questions about vaccines.
The following schedules indicate the recommended ages for routine administration of currently licensed vaccines, as of January 1, 2013, for children. Any dose not administered at the recommended age should be administered at a subsequent visit, when indicated and feasible.