Vaccines have contributed to a significant reduction in many life threatening childhood diseases. We strongly believe in the importance of vaccines. All of our providers believe it is important to adhere to an immunization schedule. If you feel differently and do not wish to immunize your child according to our schedule, we may not be a good fit for you and your child. Please see our vaccines page to read more about the recommended vaccines. If you still have concerns, we would be happen to address them. If your child has not been vaccinated, and he/she is sick with a fever, we have to consider the possibility that he/she may have a serious illness which could require an evaluation in the Emergency Department. We do not feel that you are a "fit" for our practice if you refuse vaccinations after our discussions regarding the need for vaccination. Parents refusing vaccinations will be asked to find another practice.