As of May 1, 2019, Eastern Carolina Pediatric Associates will no longer accept new patients who are not immunized or whose parents do not plan to immunize. We also reserve the right to refuse to accept new patients who are not reasonably immunized or whose parents have no plans to immunize their child according to the AAP/CDC/ACIP Guidelines/Schedule. If we are caring for your infant after birth, we are happy to care for your infant while in the hospital; however, we will not provide care after your infant’s discharge.
We feel that immunizations are important to the health and protection of your child as well as other children in the community. We understand that as a parent, you have the right to make that decision for your child; however, recommended immunizations are a standard of care recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. As pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners at Eastern Carolina Pediatric Associates, we feel that we are compromising this important standard of care by continuing to accept patients who are not immunized according to recommended guidelines.