Immunizations may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers and that you can perform as parent/caregivers.
Cobb Pediatrics Vaccine Policy Statement
Cobb Pediatrics is dedicated to providing our patients and their families with the best possible care. We are committed to practice medicine in compliance with the evidence-based practices established by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control.
For the safety of the community and our patient population, Cobb Pediatrics requires that our patients be vaccinated according the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule. We do not skip, defer, or split any vaccines unless medically contraindicated.
We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
We firmly believe in the safety of vaccines.
We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We firmly believe, based on all available literature, evidence, and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
We firmly believe that thimerosal, a preservative that has been in vaccines for decades and remains in some vaccines, does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as health care providers, and that you can perform as parents/ caregivers.
Our goal is to help parents understand the importance of vaccines, and to avoid the possibility of medical complications or death of their child due to vaccine preventable illness. We will work with any family whose child is not up to date with vaccines to become compliant with current recommendations. We will also gladly answer questions or address any concerns regarding vaccines during your visit.
We understand that some parents may refuse to vaccinate their children despite our efforts to provide them with accurate medical and scientific data. While we respect a parent’s personal beliefs and decision-making rights for their child, we feel that you are putting your child at unnecessary risk for life-threatening illness, disability, or even death- and we cannot assume medical liability for your choices. Therefore, parents who refuse to vaccinate according to the recommended schedule will be asked to find another healthcare provider that shares your views.