By Janet Levatin, MD
At Tenpenny IMC, we support vaccine choice and your right to say no. Since the beginning of my pediatric training in the early 1980s, I have opposed mandatory vaccination and the need to keep children “on the schedule.” I have always felt that vaccination should be presented to parents as an optional, elective procedure, not something that has to be done. After all, vaccines do not treat any illness or condition, so why do they need to be done on any particular day…or at all? The answer is… they don’t.
Most pediatricians incessantly badger and bully parents who choose to not vaccinate. I regularly hear stories about pediatricians telling people they are bad parents who are endangering their children’s lives when they choose to decline an elective procedure with known, and potentially serious, risks. Often this message is delivered in a disrespectful manner, and right in front of the children. All children deserve compassionate, comprehensive, non-coercive medical care that addresses their needs, not the agenda of the medical-industrial complex, which is to sell profit-generating procedures and treatments to as many people as possible.
For all of my career I have been pleased to provide school, camp, sports and wellness physical exams for those children whose parents have decided to exercise vaccine choice. Your child being unvaccinated or partially vaccinated is no barrier to care at our center. I can fill out any necessary forms, and provide you with a vaccine waiver form that is in compliance with Ohio state law.
I have cared for thousands of children who were minimally or not vaccinated at all. There is very little autism, asthma, allergies, respiratory illness, or diabetes in these unvaccinated children, an impressive statistic when compared to national rates. In the event of an acute or chronic illness, I can also provide natural, holistic solutions to restore good health to your child.
Please call 440-239-3438 to schedule an appointment for a sports or school physical in a happy, healthy and stress-free environment.