Immunization Policy

  • We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illnesses and save lives.
  • We firmly believe in the safety of vaccines.

We want to encourage all of our patients to understand the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. We will help to educate you on vaccines and ease your concerns as a parent. We recognize the choice to vaccinate may be an emotional one. However, at Etowah Pediatrics, to ensure the safety of all of our patients, we will not treat children who are not vaccinated. We will not amend the recommended schedule of vaccines. We will not accept new patients whose parents have chosen not to vaccinate. If you feel that your child may be behind on their vaccines we will work with you to ensure your child has necessary vaccines. If you feel that you cannot adhere to the expert recommended vaccine schedule, then we ask that you find another health care provider. We will not make any recommendations of such a provider as we feel it is not in the best interest of the safety and health of children not to be vaccinated.