At CareMount Pediatrics, we give immunizations on a routine basis, during your child’s scheduled check-ups. We follow both the regular and catch-up immunization schedules recommended for children 0-18 years old. These have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you’d like to read more about Immunizations from our Pediatric’s Department, please visit our Pediatric Articles page.
There may be instances when it is advisable or necessary to defer immunizations at the time of check-up. If your child is sick, for example, we will reschedule their immunizations for a later time.
Birth – 6 Years Old
Ages 7-18 Years Old
Lead screening at ages 1 & @ years as per NY State requirement
At CareMount Medical, our Pediatrics Department is committed to delivering the highest quality health care in a safe and welcoming environment. Our relationship with patients and families is based on mutual respect, openness, and trust. With this goal, we partner with families and educate caretakers and children about how to maximize their health. We are proud to say that our policies and practices adhere to the guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
With this in mind, we are thankful that today’s medicine allows us to prevent life threatening diseases through the use of vaccinations. Vaccines are consistently monitored by the Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Disease Control, and the American Committee on Immunization Practices. All entities ensure that vaccines remain safe to use and provide the best outcomes. So although adverse reactions can sometimes occur, studies have shown that vaccines prevent devastating diseases.
Because we believe in delivering health care in a trusting partnership, we must maintain the safety of our offices and communities for patients who have undertaken the responsibility of vaccinating their children. As such, we have established the protocol that, as a department, we retain the right to opt out of providing care and taking responsibility for the health of children whose parents uniformly and unequivocally refuse to vaccinate them. To be clear, it saddens us to turn any child away. However, we have found that we cannot provide high-level care without using the tools that allow us to prevent disease. Therefore, we would be doing both the child and their contacts (at home and in the community) a disservice by continuing to see them at CareMount. We always hope that we can work with parents to improve their comfort level and increase their knowledge about the benefits of vaccines. When this is impossible, we must retain the right to sever the relationship and discharge their children from the practice.