East Bay Pediatrics supports vaccinating all children. Immunizations have greatly reduced the illness and death from infectious disease for children and the community.
Some families desire to spread out immunizations; however, the practice has set a minimum vaccine requirement in order to protect all of our patients and ensure proper advice is given to all families in the event of illness.
A. The following vaccines must be given by the age group listed.
B. A newborn’s first series of vaccinations (first DTaP, Hib and PCV) must be completed by 4 months of age.
C. Additional visits due to delayed schedule require a visit with a physician. This may incur a co-pay.
D. If your child is behind the practice's routine vaccine schedule, please notify any health care provider, even within our practice, when discussing your child's health or an illness. Medical decisions may depend on whether your child has been fully vaccinated.
East Bay Pediatrics is happy to work with you to make sure that all the necessary vaccines have been given for your child’s age. If your family refuses to meet our minimum requirements, we will help you find another health care provider to meet your needs. If you have any questions about this policy, please discuss with your primary care physician.
In 2021, East Bay Pediatrics started to coordinate with the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). This will make patient immunization records more easily accessible between East Bay Pediatrics, your insurance carrier and any other providers that you give consent to. All families will be asked to identify preferred race and a “custodian” for purposes of the registry.