Arturo Quintanilla, MD, FAAP at Rancho Mirage Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm
For detailed informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis.
Our Vaccine Philosophy
Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.
Dr. Quintanilla's practice at Rancho Mirage Pediatrics is aware of the existence of alternate immunization schedules, and although those are not formally endorsed by our practice, we do respect parental beliefs and/or concerns, and we are always open and happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child's next office visit., and we do our best to work with parents to schedule their child's immunizations in a convenient, safe and timely manner.
In those rare instances in which a parent opts for complete refusal of immunizations, the practice will require the parent to sign a decline waiver to have his/her child to continue receiving medical care as a patient at Rancho Mirage Pediatrics.
Recommended Immunization Schedule
- 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2011
- 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2011
- Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2011
Vaccine Safety: The Facts A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP