Immunization

Please download the PDF file attached below for Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which includes updated schedules for children ages 0 through 6, ages 7 through 18, and a catch-up schedule for children with late or incomplete immunizations.

last updated 03/18/2019

The schedule reflects current recommendations for use of FDA-licensed vaccines and has been approved by the AAP, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Administration of Vaccines

Here at Metropolitan Pediatrics we strictly follow the vaccine schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). We do not allow alternative vaccine schedules.

9 ANTI-VAXXER MYTHS DEBUNKED

Anti-vax myths have been around for centuries—at least since British doctor Edward Jenner developed the smallpox vaccine in the 1790s. And they persist even into our so-called scientific era: Following a 30 percent rise in worldwide measles outbreaks, in 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) named the anti-vaccine movement among the worst health threats facing humanity.

Steps are being taken to halt the spread of anti-vax misinformation: In February 2019, Pinterest updated its search function so that vaccination keywords could no longer return any results and YouTube confirmed it was pulling ads from channels that promote anti-vaccination rhetoric. Meanwhile, health experts have called on Facebook to shut down its many anti-vax pages, which have been viewed millions of times.

Read this article by Newsweek that debunks the myths of Anti-Vaxxers. 

9 anti-vaxxer myths debunked – Download Article