Immunizations

Vaccines

Our practice believes nearly all children benefit from the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. However, we do recognize that some parents have concerns about the safety of vaccines for their children. There are many websites that present information that is both unscientific and unsubstantiated, and that, in our opinion, preys on the fears and vulnerabilities of parents. We are always willing to review studies or websites with you and will be glad to go through the data together. 

Our medical team believes in the benefit of immunizations and hopes if you have hesitancy or concerns about vaccinating your child(ren), you will schedule a visit to discuss your concerns.  We are here to provide education and quality information to help you make an informed decision on behalf of your child.  We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines for your child.

Recommended Immunization Schedule

  • 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2015
  • 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2015
  • Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2015

Resources

Vaccine Safety: The Facts Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP

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

Information about the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) can be found here, http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm

In 2018, Dr. Avery and her team made the very difficult decision to close the practice due to relocation.  It was a privilege and honor to serve the children and families of the practice.  Together, a new vision for healthcare was born and it is our hope that each of you will take that seed of innovation with you to your next practice. We, as pediatricians, treasure our time with our young patients and their families and we are grateful for the time spent healing, laughing and learning at The Pediatric Practice. 

To Obtain Medical Records:

We are happy to assist you in the transfer of your child's medical records.  Please have your new pediatrician fax a signed, dated and completed Medical Record Release form to our office at (503) 716-4734.  

If you have any questions, you can call and leave a message at the office and we will return your call as soon as we can.

 

In Your Best Health,  Dr. Avery and Team