At Highlands Integrative Pediatrics, we follow the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit HealthyChildren.org.
For vaccine informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis.
Our Vaccine Philosophy
As a practice we see the great value of vaccines. We recognize that they have saved many lives and feel comfortable recommending them to our patients as the CDC and AAP have outlined. We see ourselves as a resource and, hopefully, a trusted guide in the journey that you are on as a family to raise the healthiest child possible. We recognize that each family has a unique set of circumstances, experiences, and beliefs that have brought them to the point where they make health related decisions for themselves and their children. This includes the decision about vaccines. Know that at H.I.P you will be supported regardless of your decision and that we will strive to partner with you and your children to promote their optimal wellness.
Immunizations typically start at 2 months of age with most babies getting their first immunization, Hepatitis B, at birth. Please use the tools listed below to gain more insight into the various vaccines, their purpose, and the recommended age/schedule for receiving them. If you are planning on any other immunization schedule other than the recommended CDC schedule, please download the H.I.P. Alternative Immunization Schedule and bring it with you to your child's 2 month well chid visit to review with your provider.
We are happy to discuss your questions and concerns about vaccines at your child's next visit.
2016 Recommended Immunization Schedule
- Birth to 18 years | Last updated 2016
- Catch-Up Schedule -Schedule for persons aged 4 months through 18 years who start late or who are more than 1 month behind | Last updated 2016
- Childhood Immunization Scheduling Tool - Enter your child's date of birth and find out the exact dates when your child's immunizations are recommended to be scheduled.
2016 Easy-to-Read Versions for Parents
- 0-6 Years -Schedule for persons aged 0 through 6 years | Last updated January 2016
- 0-6 Years (Spanish)
- 7-18 Years-Schedule for persons aged 7 through 18 years | Last updated March 28, 2016
Why Immunize Your Child - Besides keeping your child healthy and safe, vaccines work really well and have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90% (Copyright © 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics, Updated 2/12)
Vaccine Safety: The Facts - A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP
Measles: A Different Perspective from Another Phoenix Physician - provides an interesting perspective on MMR and other vaccines
Questions about measles? Read more...