If you are seeking a new pediatrician in the Tampa Bay area and have not yet visited our practice, we encourage you to review the following statement regarding childhood immunizations.

We believe that vaccinating children and young adults is one of the most important health-promoting interventions we can perform as healthcare providers and you can perform as caregivers. Routine childhood immunizations have resulted in a tremendous decline in serious infections, disability, and death. Unfortunately, these illnesses are still present in the United States and other countries and are often just a short plane ride away. We understand that parents have reservations about certain vaccines, and our pediatricians will be happy to discuss those concerns with you as a new patient. 

At PHCA our vaccine policy requires that medically able patients need to be fully vaccinated, based on the CDC Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents. 

We believe that failure to follow the recommendations about vaccination may endanger the health and life of a child, and others with whom a non-vaccinated child may come into contact. Therefore, if you have already decided with absolute certainty that you will not vaccinate your child(ren), we encourage you to find another health care provider who shares your views.

Thank you for your time in reading this statement.

NOTE: In accordance with this policy, PHCA requires vaccine records/history prior to the first appointment for any transferring patient.


Recommended Immunizations for Children

Birth Through 6 Years Old - English
Birth Through 6 Years Old - Spanish

7-18 Years Old - English
7-18 Years Old - Spanish

Please visit the CDC Vaccines and Immunizations page for more information 

CDC Vaccine Information Statements

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis(DTaP)
Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
Hepatitis A (Hep A)
Hepatitis B (Hep B)
HPV (Gardasil)
Influenza (intranasal)
Influenza (inactivated)
Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Varicella (chickenpox)