Vaccine Policy

Posted on: 12/01/2015

The physicians and staff of Lake Forest Pediatric Associates, Ltd (LFPA) care about your child's health. Protecting your child from vaccine preventable illness is one of the most important things we can do to ensure your child lives a long and healthy life. It is the recommendation of LFPA that all children should follow the vaccine schedule as published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). LFPA will adhere to the recommended vaccine schedule of the state of Illinois' required immunizations and will not support the use of delayed or alternate schedules.

In order to best protect your child, as well as all of our patients, LFPA will no longer accept patients whose parents do not vaccinate their children according to the recommended vaccine schedule. Patients who are behind on receiving the recommended vaccines will be given the opportunity to catch up through a timetable provided by their physician.

While we respect your right as a parent to make medical decisions for your child, those parents who do not wish to comply with the recommended vaccine schedule will be asked to seek medical care elsewhere.

We know that there is a lot of conflicting advice and misinformation regarding the necessity and safety of vaccines. The providers of LFPA are willing to discuss any questions regarding vaccines and provide resources for parents regarding the safety of vaccines and the recommended vaccine schedule.

Required vaccines:

* Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
* Haemophilus influenza type b
* Hepatitis B
* Invasive pneumococcal disease
* Measles, Mumps, Rubella
* Meningococcal meningitis
* Polio
* Varicella

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