At GetzWell, we support childhood vaccination so that your child is protected from harmful and potentially fatal diseases. While vaccines are necessary for the health of our patients and communities, we believe parents should have the option to adopt a customized vaccination schedule, different from the one recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Routine Vaccination Schedules
Preventing Pain and Discomfort During Vaccinations
Our integrative medicine approach means that we take extra steps to ensure your child’s health and safety before, during, and after vaccination. We will advise you on how to build your child’s immune system so that the vaccines are most effective and will provide guidance for non-pharmaceutical pain and fever control after shots should your child need it. We never recommend Tylenol premedication, as this is unnecessary and may blunt the immune system’s ability to respond properly to the vaccines.
Integrative Medicine and Routine Vaccinations
We acknowledge that immunizations are one of the first major health-related decisions that parents make for their children and should be carefully considered.
We respect your choices as a parent and can provide you with an in-depth consultation upon request. Additionally, for an extra fee, GetzWell pediatricians will provide vaccine only consultations to non-members of the practice.