Vaccinations

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

The routine vaccination schedule is determined by the CDC and AAP and it provides guidelines for vaccinations including:

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.

We want to make your child’s experience as positive as possible so during your child’s immunization visit, we will:

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.

While the CDC and AAP recommend a one size fits all approach, at GetzWell we are able to customize a schedule that is right for your child by offering single antigen vaccines, which aren’t routinely available from most other pediatricians. We want to help you come to the best decision possible and we respect families’ choices regarding their child’s healthcare and immunizations. Our board-certified pediatricians can help to formulate an individualized vaccination approach based on:

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.

**GetzWell Pediatrics does not issue medical exemptions. https://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/exemptions/

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