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Vaccination Policy

At MacArthur Pediatrics we are wholly committed to supporting your efforts to raise happy and healthy children. We want to support you. Concerning vaccination, we firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives. The vaccines we are using are not new and are proven to be safe. For that reason, we recommend that all children and young adults receive all vaccines according to the schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We believe, based on all the available medical literature, that this is one of the most important gifts that you can give your children. We understand that there has always been controversy regarding vaccination. However at this time we strongly believe that the vaccines that we are offering are safe and effective at preventing serious and even life threatening diseases.

In the 1730s Benjamin Franklin delayed inoculating his son due to the controversy surrounding inoculation; “when he died of smallpox at age 4, the Franklins were beyond condolence.” His tombstone was inscribed, “The delight of all who knew him.” – The New York Times. The Franklins were left with a lifetime of guilt and remorse.

Please express your fears about immunizations and let us answer your questions based on the best available current scientific research. If you choose not to vaccinate your children you will need to find a healthcare provider who shares your views.

 

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