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Vaccinations for Children

We know the topic of child vaccinations has become, in certain circles, a controversial subject in recent years, but as trained doctors with years of experience, we’d like to help parents understand that scientific evidence shows there should be no debate, and it’s our job to help parents understand the basic science behind vaccinations. We are completely committed to helping you raise a healthy and happy family, so our aim is always to provide safe and effective healthcare.

The Northside Pediatrics Vaccination Policy

Northside Pediatrics firmly believes in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illnesses and save lives. We follow the vaccination schedule set out by the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, which is proven safe for children and reviewed annually.

Please read our Vaccine Policy to learn more about why we support a full vaccination schedule for children. Our pediatricians would be happy to share further information if you have any questions, during your next family appointment in our Sandy Springs or Woodstock office.

Pediatricians Supporting the Science of Safe Vaccinations

All of our pediatricians are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Georgia Chapter. The AAP supports the science of vaccinations as a safe means of eradicating once-common diseases, and our doctors will be happy to share their firsthand experiences, the scientific evidence, and the latest studies and news from the AAP regarding modern-day vaccinations for children, and why we only follow the AAP/CDC schedule. To find out more about the AAP, please visit the Georgia AAP page, read about our team, or go directly to the Georgia AAP website.

When to Schedule Your Child’s Vaccinations

The Center for Disease Control publishes a vaccination chart with a schedule of which type and dose of vaccine children need starting from birth through the age of 18. You can view the chart and the CDC’s information about safe vaccinations here.

At Northside Pediatrics, we can map out your child’s vaccination schedule and send you appointment reminders so you don’t have to keep track all by yourself. During the end of summer when students are preparing to go back to school, our office can get busier than usual so we recommend scheduling as far in advance as possible in order to ensure that we have a convenient appointment time available. We also offer sick child walk-in appointments on Monday mornings from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Also, ask us about our Saturday office hours by appointment, starting at 8:45 am. Please note that an additional $20 emergency charge will apply for Saturday appointments.

Call our office to learn more about safe child vaccinations.