Immunizations

Downers Grove Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit https://healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Documents/immunizationschedule.pdf

Our Vaccine Philosophy

Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.

Effective November 1, 2016, Downers Grove Pediatrics can no longer accept new patients who do not vaccinate or who do not initiate and complete vaccines in a timely manner in a way congruent with CDC and AAP schedules by the age of 2.

We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child's next visit.

Recommended Immunization Schedule

  • 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2011
  • 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2011
  • Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2011

Resources

Vaccine Safety: The Facts A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP