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We firmly believe in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives. Childhood vaccinations are extremely important in preventing a number of diseases – many of which can be fatal or cause lifelong disability.

 

Thanks to immunizations, diseases that once claimed thousands of young lives are now rare and preventable. According to a report from the United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), immunizations saved over 732,000 children’s lives and prevented approximately 322 million cases of childhood sickness during the 20-year period between 1994 and 2004.

Diseases that are now preventable through vaccinations include:

  • Chickenpox

  • Hib

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Influenza (flu)

  • Diptheria

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Pertussis

  • Polio

  • Pneumoccoccus

  • Rotavirus

  • Tetanus

  • Rubella

If you have questions about vaccinations and how to protect your child against preventable diseases, we encourage you to visit the CDC website for more information. Although we highly recommend that all children and young adults should receive all the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics, at Agave Pediatrics, we respect each parent’s right to choose their child’s course of health care delivery.

 

Though we strongly believe in the preventative value of vaccinations, we gladly accept patients with alternate vaccination schedules as well as those who choose not to vaccinate. Any patients who are not following the standard CDC vaccination schedule will need a signed American Academy of Pediatrics declination form.