Pediatrics Services

Newborn? Toddler? Teenager? Your kids are well-covered with Howell Family Care.

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Some of Our Pediatric Services Include:

  • Preventative Services
  • Diagnosis of New Symptoms or Problems
  • Infants through Young Adults
  • Asthma
  • Behavior & Development
  • Immunizations

 

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Immunizations/Vaccines

The providers of Howell Family Care believe in the safety and benefits of childhood immunizations. We advocate following the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for immunizations. We stay informed about newly published immunization studies and have not seen any studies that lead us to support the delay of immunizations or use of alternative immunization schedules. Alternative immunization schedules leave children unprotected at the most vulnerable ages.

To best protect your children, our other patients, as well as our staff and providers from preventable illnesses, we have made the decision to only accept new families into our practices who plan to fully immunize their children according to the Center for Disease Control and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. If your child is behind on the recommended immunizations, the office may contact you or we ask that you discuss this with your child’s provider at their next visit.

Immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are safe and they work. In fact, serious side effects are no more common than those from other types of medication. Immunizations have reduced the number of infections from preventable diseases by more than 90%. Yet many parents still question their safety because of misinformation they’ve received. That’s why it’s important to turn to a reliable and trusted source, including your child’s provider for information.

 

HealthyChildren.org

AAP immunization information

CDC vaccine information

MDCH immunization information for families and providers