Notice to Parents:
The physicians at Village Family Medicine feel it is our duty to not only diagnose and treat illness, but also to do everything in our power to keep our patients healthy. Consequently, we believe strongly that our pediatric patients should receive all immunizations recommended by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The well-established benefits to children who received the complete series of childhood and adolescent vaccinations are indisputable. What may be less obvious is that by vaccinating a high percentage of our population, something known as herd immunity develops. It is herd immunity that protects the most vulnerable – the very young, the very old, the very ill, and those not lucky enough to be able to receive vaccinations safely. By ensuring that the patients in our office and waiting room are fully vaccinated we protect those most susceptible to life threatening illness.
At each visit, whether a well visit or an acute care visit, we intend to review immunization records and offer catch up schedules wherever appropriate. Please keep in mind that fever and illness are not generally a contraindication to receiving an immunization.
We ask that parents follow our vaccination policy as we care for your child.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
We wish you and your family good health!
The Medical Team at Village Family Medicine