Sixty-four Peachtree Road
Suite 100
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: (828)277-3000
Electronic Fax: (828)-210-3885

Immunizations

Our Vaccine Philosophy

Parents voice a number of concerns about the safety of vaccines.  At ABC Pediatrics, we strongly believe that getting your child immunized on time is essential to maintaining not only the health of your child but also the health of the community at large.

At ABC Pediatrics, we firmly believe that your child should be vaccinated as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) originating from the CDC and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It is our policy that our patients receive vaccinations according the ACIP schedule.  We maintain the option to terminate your child's care here if you choose to withhold immunizations from your child.  We feel strongly about vaccinations because we believe that vaccinations are best for your child's health.

Vaccines are among the best researched treatments for children. Multiple studies show that the vaccines are safe and do not cause permanent neurologic or developmental diseases in children.  Furthermore, it is essential to keep immunization rates high so that we do not experience outbreaks or resurgences of many of these easily transmittable diseases.

For further information, consult the CDC or AAP websites listed below.  For additional immunization information, visit the National Network for Immunization Information.

Insurance Benefits: As of October 1, 2012, there were federally mandated changes to the North Carolina Immunization Program effecting immunization benefits. It is your responsibility to verify immunization insurance coverage prior to your visit with us. You may be responsible for the payment of your immunizations. 

We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child's next visit.

Recommended Immunization Schedule

  • 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2011
  • 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2011
  • Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2011

VACCINATION-PARENT CONSENT

Resources

Vaccine Safety: The Facts A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP

ABC Pediatrics Of Asheville follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please click here to visit the site.

For detailed informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/

CDC Health Topics for Infants and Toddlers  http://cdc.gov/LifeStages/infants_toddlers.html

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