You Spoke and We Listened
Agave Pediatrics Revised Vaccine Policy
Public Health Responsibility
As healthcare providers, we have a responsibility to protect the health of your child and our community, against vaccine-preventable diseases.
At Agave Pediatrics, we prioritize the health and well-being of all our patients. As medical professionals, we strongly advocate for the vaccination of children in accordance with the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Vaccinations have proven to be safe and effective in preventing and protecting individuals, especially children, from potentially serious health conditions.
While we firmly believe in the benefits, safety, and efficacy of immunizations, we also respect the autonomy and beliefs of each family. Hence, we have revised our policy because of our commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment to families so that they can make informed decisions about their child's continuing healthcare and immunizations.
Open, Respectful Dialogue
We encourage open and respectful communication between our medical team and families. Our goal is to foster a collaborative relationship that promotes the best possible care of your child.
Families who have established care with us
Effective immediately, any new sibling(s) of an established Agave family will be grandfathered into a vaccine schedule of parents’ choice.
New Families who are Vaccine Hesitant, and wish to establish care with Agave Pediatrics:
Families can follow alternative or catch-up schedules for immunizations.
At least one vaccination is to be given at each well check starting at 4 months of age.
We will review your child’s vaccination status for the school required vaccinations, with catch-up targets by 5, 12, and 17 years of age.
“Vaccine only” visits are available at different days for each location to allow families to catch up in between standard well checks.
Families who do not wish to vaccinate at all may not be the best fit for our practice.
Vaccine focused discussions are not recommended during well check appointments, so that the healthcare provider can focus on your child during these appointments. We are happy to schedule a separate immunization discussion appointment to discuss vaccine issues if you would like.