For Your Information concerning Immunizations/Vaccines:

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Immunizations are one of your child's best weapons against a number of serious diseases.

Our physicians follow the recommended immunization schedule of The American Academy of Pediatrics, The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and The Centers for Disease Control.

Our office participates in the Vaccines For Children Program. The VFC program provides public purchased vaccines for eligible children at no charge. The goal is to ensure that no VFC-eligible child contracts a vaccine preventable disease because of an inability to pay for the vaccine. Contact our office to see if your child is eligible for this program.

Pre-Teens and Adolescents

CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that pre-teens get several vaccines at their 11 or 12 year old check up.

  • Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

These vaccines prevent serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. Immunity from some childhood vaccines can decrease over time, so people need to get another dose of the vaccine during their pre-teen years. Also, as children move into adolescence, they are at greater risk of catching certain diseases, like meningitis and HPV. If your child did not get these vaccines at age 11 or 12, schedule an appointment to get them now.

Travel Vaccines

We are now offering travel vaccines in our office. These include typhoid, Hepatitis A and B. We also provide malaria prophalyxis. Contact our office for additional information or visit


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Texting and Driving Statistics:

  • National Safety Council reports 2 out of 3 teens admit they use apps while driving and 27% say they text and drive.
  • National Safety Council estimates that at least 1.6 million crashes each year involve drivers using cell phones and texting.
  • 56% of teenagers admit to talking on their cell phones while behind the wheel, while 13% admit to texting while driving.
  • Each year, 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage. This results has been expected to grow as much as 4% every year.
  • For every 6 seconds of drive time, a driver sending or receiving a text message spends 4.6 of those seconds with their eyes off the road. This makes texting the most distracting of all cell phone related tasks.