If your child needs an immunization, please call the office to set up an appointment.
Our office follows the immunizations guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This schedule will satisfy all school entry requirements. We are committed to quality health care and believe strongly in the safety, effectiveness and importance of the vaccines. All of the diseases that children are currently immunized against have experienced very significant declines in infection rates. Vaccines have been so successful that many of these illnesses are virtually non-existent in the United States. However, the continuation of administering these vaccines is essential to continue the eradication of these preventable vaccines. All immunizations administered at our practice as of 3/1/06 are thimerosal-free.
While there are legitimate reasons to deviate from the vaccine schedule (i.e. serious illness at the time of a well check-up, shortage of vaccine), it is our policy to discourage the spreading out of or splitting up of the vaccines. If shots need to be given at a time not coinciding with a doctor’s visit, please schedule a shot appointment with the front desk for the shot to be administered by a medical assistant. All shots that are being split up by parental choice will be given in the San Francisco office on designated days. Since catch-up administration of vaccines done for non-medical reasons involves additional staff time and is disruptive to the flow of our office, there will be a convenience charge of $50 over and above any copayment required by your insurance. This fee is not covered by insurance and is due at the time of service.
Some of the vaccines required for travel are not stocked in our office and can be obtained from a travel clinic. Below is a list of a few of the local clinics:
|CPMC Travel Clinic||(415)600-2356||San Francisco|
|Overseas Medical Center||(415)982-8380||San Francisco|
|Passport Health||(888)798-7277||San Francisco|
|Immunization Clinic||(415)473-6007||San Rafael|
Recommended Immunization Schedule
The vaccines our office administers are below, please click on the vaccine to be linked to the CDC Vaccine Information Sheets:
If you would like to request a copy of a patient’s immunization record, please fill out and submit the following form.
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