Immunizations

Our Position on Vaccines

It is extremely important that all children receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in both children and adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.

We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child's next visit.

For information about these vaccines and the diseases they prevent, please visit the following websites. These sites have been extensively reviewed and validated for their scientific accuracy and reliability. Please be careful which websites you view for this very important information.

For detailed information sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html

Recommended Immunization Schedule

Resources

Vaccine Safety: The Facts Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP

Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Sunday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Contact Us

Our Address
31 Hall Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413) 253-3773
Fax: (413) 256-0215
Email: mail@amherstpeds.com

Routine Visits
We see patients in our office for routine visits Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm.

Urgent Visits
Urgent visits are scheduled throughout our normal weekday business hours.

We also have special urgent-care-only hours as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday 5:00pm to 6:45pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00pm to 3:45pm

For urgent visits, we ask that you please call ahead.

* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

Holidays
We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. Our office is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.