Immunizations

Leitchfield Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm

For detailed informational sheets published by the CDC please visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html

Our Vaccine Philosophy

Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. 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.  Vaccinations prevent potentially fatal diseases before they happen.  As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Due to our passionate belief in the life-saving protective effects of vaccines, we have a vaccine-compliance policy in our practice.  Per this policy, we require all patients to receive their vaccines per the ACIP/CDC schedule.  If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to ask to speak with one of our providers or with Stephanie Priddy, our practice manager.

We are always happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines at your next appointment!

Resources

Vaccine Safety: The Facts Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP