Our office has witnessed the pain and heartbreak caused by vaccine-preventable diseases. We at Smita Tandon, MD, are strong advocates for vaccinating children. Vaccines are an extremely important part of your child’s health. They are boosters for the immune system and are the best way to protect them from serious infections and diseases like meningitis, measles, polio, whooping cough, pneumonia, and chicken pox.
We are aware that there are parties passing along information, not backed by validated research or scientific studies, on the worth and potential side effects of vaccinations. Not vaccinating your child not only puts your children at risk but also everyone else, including parents, children too young to vaccinate, and children with immune deficiencies.
While we hope that we can provide the best care for your child, if you do not intend to get your child vaccinated, we advise you to seek out another pediatric practice that will better fit your needs.
Our office follows the Immunization Recommendations as stated by CDC (Center for Disease Control) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics). For more information on these recommendations, please visit their pages on immunizations: