Our practice follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. For descriptions of these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit www.immunizationinfo.org, www.vaccinesafety.edu, or www.immunize.org.
For the most up to date detailed vaccine informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis.
Our Immunization Philosophy
Dr. Caine and his staff feel that immunizations are an essential part of well-child care. Proper immunizations protect the health of the individual child, and protect all of the children in the community as a whole.
We understand that many parents have concerns about immunizations, and may choose to not immunize their respective children according to the recommended schedules.
However, we feel there is no strong scientific evidence to withhold immunizations from your child. Because of our philosophy, and for the health of the community at large, we feel that a decision to not immunize your child is not compatible with a trusting physician/patient relationship in our practice.
If you have elected to not immunize your child at all, or have begun immunizations and now have refused further immunizations, we must insist that you seek the care of another physician or physician group that shares those opinions.