Pediatric Consultants Immunization Policy
Here at Pediatric Consultants, we understand the need for consistent and comprehensive healthcare for your children during all stages of their development. Pediatric Consultants believes that childhood immunizations play a very important role in providing the best healthcare possible for your child. We subscribe to the belief that children should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the CDC, ACIP and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We also understand and respect a parent’s choice when it comes to the role of immunizations in your child’s care. However in order to protect our patients and staff, it is the policy of Pediatric Consultants to not accept patients into the practice, or to no longer continue to provide services for those who refuse immunizations and/or have no future plans to immunize unless medically contraindicated. Pediatric Consultants is aware that alternative schedules exist. If this is a consideration for your child it should be discussed with your provider to determine whether or not it is a viable alternative. Please be aware that this may involve multiple office visits and additional copays. If at any time you would like more information including the risks, benefits or consequences of not vaccinating your child, you may ask to speak with any of our providers or staff who will, at your request, provide resources to help make the best informed decision.