East Side Pediatrics unequivocally supports the routine pediatric vaccine schedule as laid out by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prevention of illness is at the core of what we do. Children who are not immunized are a threat to the health and well-being of our infants, young children, staff and the immunocompromised patients that share our office and community.
It is important that families share this belief in the importance of timely immunizations - it is essential to our doctor-patient relationship. We do not accept new patients who do not share in this belief. Current patients whose views diverge from ours may be asked to find a new practice.
Sources of reliable information
We yearn to create a strong doctor-patient relationship so you feel that the most reliable source of medical information for your child is East Side Pediatrics. Advice that is coupled to an office visit is most reliable. When questions come up between visits turning to the internet can be a natural reflex. There are many excellent and many terrible sources of information on the internet. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the most trusted source of pediatric information and advocacy, offers great advice at healthychildren.org. (you can register for free). Please consider their information strongly.