Our Immunization Policy
Vaccines have been proven safe and effective in reducing the risk of diseases and health complications in both children and adults. In order to best protect your child, as well as all of our patients, Pediatrics Southwest follows the immunization guidelines recommended by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control as well as required by the State of Texas. Note that the influenza and HPV vaccines are recommended but are not required.
As of October 1, 2018, parents who decline to follow the recommended schedule for the required vaccines, without appropriate medical indication, will be asked to seek care from a different medical practice.
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
Vaccine Safety: The Facts Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP
Pediatrics Southwest follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 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 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/