January 2015 Newsletter | Pediatric Associates of Malden

We recommend vaccines to children, because vaccines are the best way to prevent infections. This recommendation is based on solid, evidence-based scientific research on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. An unvaccinated child is at higher risk of getting an infection that is vaccine-preventable compared to a vaccinated child, and that child, once infected, also increases the risk of infection for other children. We welcome thoughtful questions and discussions on the vaccines, so that we can share educational information with each other. However, we want our patients to know that we try our best to provide a safe environment in our medical office. Therefore we have adopted the policy of not accepting any patient whose parents refuse all vaccines.

Tien-Lan Chang, M.D.