We, the providers of Vicente Roger, M.D., and Associates are here to help protect your family from preventable diseases in a calm and comforting environment. We are a Pro- Vaccine practice and strongly believe in the proven safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines and support the much-studied schedule of childhood immunizations recommended by the CDC, and A.A.P.
As medical professionals, we know the effectiveness of vaccines used in the U.S. has dramatically reduced the incidence of infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. Most parents today have never seen a case of measles, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough or have-seen a child crippled by polio. Because these diseases are far less common now than in the past, some parents have become complacent in their attitude towards vaccination, placing their children and others at risk. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable deaths still exist both here in the U.S. and in other parts of the world, In fact, the CDC reports alarming outbreaks of measles in parts of the U.S. where immunization levels have dropped and warn that a major epidemic will occur if this trend continues.
We want to make our parents aware of these facts not to scare you or coerce you, but to emphasize the importance of vaccination. We encourage any parent who wants to learn more, to visit the websites mentioned below. These sites provide reliable scientific information to explain all aspects of vaccines from how they work to protect children, to data regarding safety and efficacy. Should you have any doubts or questions about our policy, please discuss this with one of our providers in advance of your visit.
Because we are committed to protecting the health of your children through vaccination, we recommend all of our patients to be vaccinated. Patients who refuse all vaccines will be counseled on the requirement of vaccination if they wish to continue as patients.
Thank you for taking the time to read this policy and for entrusting us with the care of your children.