Blue Sky Pediatrics Asheville 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 http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm

For detailed informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/

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.

As of October 2017, we will no longer accept any new patients to our practice from families who choose to not vaccinate their children.  Although we advise following the routine schedule to prevent any vaccine errors, all NEW patients will need to follow the following guidelines:

--The first set of vaccinations must be started by the 4-month well-care visit

--All of the recommended vaccines that are given from birth-age 2 years must be completed by the child's 3-year old well-care visit.

The only exceptions to the above guidelines will be given to families & children who are already current patients in our office prior to October 1, 2017.

Of course, any children who have any special medical concerns that require adjustments to the vaccination schedule will continue to be given vaccines according to the most up-to-date recommendations available.

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 Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP