Vaccines are one of the most important ways parents can protect their children against serious infectious diseases. Infants and young children are particularly vulnerable to these diseases. While there are small risks associated with every vaccine, children are far more likely to be harmed by the disease than by the vaccine. The providers at Litchfield County Pediatrics follow the immunization schedule outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control. We are no longer accepting new patients who do not follow this schedule (please reference our full vaccine policy).
Litchfield County Pediatrics Immunization Schedule
How do Vaccines Work?
You can read an in-depth description of how vaccines work here. The information is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Centers for Disease Control
- AAP Immunization Information Page
- Institute for Vaccine Safety (run by Johns Hopkins University)