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The physicians of the Children’s Clinic of Nashville actively support the immunization schedule endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We believe that childhood immunization has and continues to be one of the most critical drivers in improving the health of our society.

The Children’s Clinic of Nashville maintains a “pro-vaccine” policy in our office to promote the health and safety of each patient and our community as a whole.

Vaccination Safety

Over the last few years, many have questioned the safety of giving the increasing number of immunizations to young children. We feel this debate has been settled and the science clearly supports the safety and effectiveness of the current vaccine schedule.

Our four physicians combined have almost 100 years of experience in treating children. We have seen dramatic changes in the severity and amount of the diseases we treat, mainly due to the effects of vaccination. Here of some of the most notable.

  • H. Flu meningitis, once a cause of brain damage or death, has almost disappeared.
  • Hospitalizations for dehydration from Rotavirus are a thing of the past.
  • Meningococcal meningitis rates have declined as the vaccine became widely utilized.
  • We are watching HPV colonization rates decrease as the HPV vaccine becomes more widely accepted. This should dramatically reduce the incidence of cervical, oral, and other cancers caused by the strains of HPV included in the vaccine.
  • We currently treat fewer ear infections due to the introduction of the Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV). In fact, we saw 70% fewer visits for middle ear infections in 2017 compared to 2007.

Vaccine Schedule For Children And Infants

We also strongly encourage annual vaccination against influenza for all patients over the age of 6 months. The flu vaccine does a fair job of preventing flu cases, but where it really shines is in preventing the severity and complications of the flu, including lowering the number of deaths caused by the flu.

We are often asked if it is possible to follow an alternative vaccine schedule that would allow some of the vaccines to be given when a child is older and perhaps better prepared to handle them. There is absolutely no evidence that delaying or spreading out vaccines makes them safer. In fact, delaying vaccine administration only serves to put a child at risk for contracting one of the vaccine-preventable diseases. Call us at (615) 297-9541 with any questions.

IMMUNIZATION POLICY

At The Children’s Clinic of Nashville, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of evidence-based medical care to our patients. This includes our adherence to the vaccine schedule recommended by national organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Physicians (AAFP), and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

The Children’s Clinic of Nashville maintains a very “pro-vaccine” policy in our office to promote the health and safety of each patient and our community as a whole. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns about vaccination with our doctors during your visit. We also have links on our website to many websites that provide reliable information about the safety and efficacy of childhood and adolescent immunization.

Your Neighborhood Pediatrician

Finding the right group of local doctors to work with you and your child can be challenging. At The Children’s Clinic of Nashville, we believe in building relationships with our patients as a way to better serve and improve overall health and wellness. If you are interested in joining the TCCN community, visit our Resources Section for more information about our insurance and new patient forms.

NEW PATIENT INFORMATION

Visiting The Pediatrician

We understand the importance of finding a comfortable medical home for your infant, child, and teenager. We welcome you to schedule a complimentary appointment to meet one of the doctors and learn more about our practice. These appointments are tailored for expectant parents and families that are new to the Nashville area and are looking for a medical home.

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Pediatric Urgent Care

We make it our goal to be with your child every step of the way and understand there are times when sickness or injury happens when you least expect it. We provide walk-in and urgent care visits to ensure your child receives the best comprehensive medical care. By offering walk-in and urgent care visits, it allows our dedicated team of professionals to continually be involved in the health of your child.

WALK-IN & URGENT CARE

Children’s Behavioral Health

The Children’s Clinic of Nashville transcends more than just primary care visits. We have consultation appointments available when you have questions or concerns that extend outside the typical Well Visit. Our consultations provide you and your doctor more time to discuss what matters to you most and work toward an effective solution.

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Children's Clinic of Nashville - Green Hills, Belle Meade

4322 Harding Pike, Suite 313 Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 297-9541 | info@childrensclinicofnashville.com