VACCINATE. YES, VACCINATE.
Vaccinating your child against preventable, lethal diseases is of the utmost importance and we adhere strictly to the CDC schedule of inoculations. Unless there is the very rare medical contradiction to a vaccine, we at Peninsula require that all patrons adhere to the recommended schedule. As always, everyone is seen as individual cases and all exceptions will be dealt with privately with your provider.
Peninsula providers strongly believe vaccinations are the primary reason communities stay safe against disease. Even those that cannot be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons are protected by the majority being vaccinated. That said, if you don’t believe in vaccinating your child for any other reason besides a medical conflict, we indeed feel it is best to find another practice. You have our word on the efficacy of vaccines to prevent serious illness and save lives. You have our word on the safety of vaccines and that they do not cause autism or other developmental issues. We understand many parents have concerns but we believe that getting your children vaccinated, as per the CDC timeline, is the most important action you can take to ensure a healthy life for your most precious gift. For real.
ONE MORE THING…
While we believe in the miraculous benefits of antibiotics, we’re also very aware to only prescribe when there is a bacterial infection. Misuse of antibiotics can cause side effects and have no impact on any viral infections. We also like to see our patients in person when prescribing antibiotics instead of a phone call…not that we don’t trust you…but when it comes to your child’s health, we like to see for ourselves.