Clinic Mandatory Immunization Policy
Effective October 1, 2019, all new pediatric patients to the Campbell County
Main Clinic (Family Medicine and
Pediatrics) will be required to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) recommended immunization schedule.
Current patients who are not immunized or under-immunized will have 30
days to start a catch-up immunization plan, with the assistance of our
clinic. The only exemptions for not completing the immunization schedule
will be medical exemptions, in accordance with recommendations from the
CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
We realize that you care deeply about your child’s health and safety,
and as providers, we are committed to their health and safety.
We firmly believe that immunizing children and young adults may be the
single most important health promotion intervention we perform as healthcare
providers, and that you can promote as parents/caregivers. Immunizations
are so effective at preventing illness that most parents have never seen
a child with polio, tetanus, whooping cough, bacterial meningitis or even
chickenpox, or know of anyone whose child died of one of these diseases.
Unfortunately, such successes can make us complacent about immunization.
We want you to know:
- We firmly believe in the effectiveness of immunizations to prevent serious
illness and save lives.
- We firmly believe in the safety of our immunizations.
We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all
the recommended immunizations according to the schedule published by the
CDC and the
AAP. Breaking up or delaying immunizations goes against expert recommendations
and can put your child as risk for serious illness, or even death.
For our patients who are currently under-immunized, we would be happy to
address your concerns in our office as this policy goes into effect. As
the time is limited during prescheduled visits, we may not have time to
answer all of your questions during that appointment. However, we are
happy to schedule an Immunization Counseling Visit on a first come, first
served basis for a limited time. Call the
Main Clinic at 307-688-3636 to schedule.
Campbell County Medical Group’s Main Clinic Pediatrics and Family
Medicine providers have agreed to a practice philosophy that supports
adhering to the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule. The terms
immunization policy or vaccination policy are commonly used in pediatric
practices and refers to a provider’s or group’s decision regarding
unimmunized patients in their office. Ultimately, the practice of medicine
is guided by a provider’s training and critical thinking skills,
and aided by medical research and the advice of professional organizations.
Omitting, delaying or changing the recommended immunization schedule goes
against expert recommendations and can put children at risk of serious
illness or even death.
We value the relationship we have with all our patients, and will schedule
an immunization counseling visit to answer questions. There are options
within Campbell County Medical Group for those families who choose not
to abide by the CDC immunization schedule. The
Kid Clinic, 307-688-8700, and the
Walk-in Clinic, 307-688-9255, are available to provide pediatric healthcare. Big Horn
Pediatrics will be joining Campbell County Medical Group as of December
1, and they will also see pediatric patients who are not following the
CDC immunization schedule.
We hope you understand that we have developed this vaccination policy to
protect children, their families and our community from deadly, preventable
diseases by administering safe and effective immunizations.
CCMG Pediatrics Clinic
Francesca McCaffrey, DO, MPH
Kyle Sabey, DO
Hollie Stewart, MD
Valerie Amstadt, PA-C
Family Medicine Clinic
Erica Rinker, MD
Nathan Tracey, DO
Julie Jones, PA-C