Albemarle Pediatrics firmly believes in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
We firmly believe in the safety of our 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 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 make every effort to use no thimerosal containing vaccines.
We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as a health care providers, and that you can perform as parents/caregivers. The recommended vaccines and their schedule given are the results of years and years of scientific study and data gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.
Below you will see the vaccine schedule that we implement at Albemarle Pediatrics.
1 month: Hep B
2 months: DTap, IPV, Hib, Prevnar, Rotateq
4 months: DTap, IPV, Hib, Prevnar, Rotateq
6 months: DTap, IPV, Hib, Prevnar, Hep B, Rotateq
12 months: MMR, Varicella, Hep A
15 months: DTap, Prevnar
18 months: Hep A, Hib
4 years: DTap, IPV, MMR, Varicella
11 years: Tdap, Meningococcal, HPV
16 years: Meningococcal
CDC Immunization Recommendations
At Albemarle Pediatrics we recommend annual influenza (flu) vaccine for all patients age 6 months and up.