Vaccine Policy Statement
At Hummingbird Pediatrics we believe vaccines prevent serious illness and save lives. For this reason, we require all our patients to be vaccinated, following the vaccine schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Based on all available literature and current studies, vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities. Thimerosal, a preservative that had been in vaccines for decades but is no longer in any vaccine we administer, does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
Please be advised that delaying or breaking up the vaccines to give one or two at a time goes against expert recommendations. This can put your child at risk for serious illness (or even death) and goes against our medical advice as providers at Hummingbird Pediatrics. If you should decide not to vaccinate your child despite all our efforts, we request that you find another health care provider who shares your views.
Once consent is given for a vaccine and the vaccine is drawn up, the patient’s guarantor is responsible for the cost of vaccine, even if it is not given. Unfortunately, once a vaccine is drawn up, it cannot be reused or saved if a patient or patient’s representative changes his/her mind.
Hummingbird Pediatrics Vaccine and Wellness Visit Schedule:
|Birth/2 weeks||Hepatitis B||24 months||Well visit, no vaccines|
|2 months||Pediarix, HIB, PCV, Rotarix||30 months||Well visit, no vaccines|
|4 months||Pentacel, PCV, Rotarix||3 years||Well visit, no vaccines|
|6 months||Pediarix, HIB, PCV||4 years||Kinrix(Dtap&IPV), Proquad (MMR&Varicella)|
|9 months||Well visit, no vaccines||5-10 years||Well visit, no vaccines|
|12 months||MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A #1||11 years||Tdap, MCV, HPV (optional)|
|15 months||Dtap, HIB, PCV||12-15 years||Well visit, no vaccines|
|18 months||Hepatitis A #2||16-18 years||MCV, Men B (optional)|
CDC Vaccine Information Sheets