Vaccine Policy

Dear Bayside Pediatrics Parents,

Given the significant increase in vaccine preventable disease and the dangers unvaccinated children pose to some of our most vulnerable patients we can no longer accommodate families who delay or refuse to vaccine their children. This policy will be in effect immediately.

We know, and want you to know, that the recommended vaccines and their schedule are the results of years and years of scientific study and research, with data gathered on millions of children, by thousands of our brightest scientist and physicians.

We understand that there has always been, and will likely always be, discussion surrounding vaccinations, but that discussion does not change the facts, the science, or the evidence about vaccines.  The safety and effectiveness of vaccines is a wonderful thing – many of you have never seen a child with polio, tetanus, whooping cough, bacterial meningitis, or even chickenpox. We write this statement not to scare you or coerce you but to make you aware of the facts and to emphasize the importance of vaccinating your child.

Please understand that delaying or “breaking up” vaccines over multiple visits goes against expert recommendations and can put your child at risk for serious illness or even death.  These alternate vaccine schedules go against both our medical advice and our principles at Bayside Pediatrics.  Should you choose these options, you will be asked to sign a “Refusal to Vaccinate” acknowledgement.  If you refuse to adhere to the vaccination schedule, we will ask you to find another health care provider who shares your views.

As medical professionals, we know that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is absolutely the right thing to do for all children and  young adults.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the vaccines that are given.


Bayside Pediatrics Providers and Management

Updated January 2022


Patient Forms

Forms can be completed online through the patient portal or you can print them from our website and bring them with you to your appointment.

Open House

Open House

At Bayside Pediatrics, we know that picking the right doctor you’re your baby can be an overwhelming decision. You will be at the doctor’s office at least six times in the first year for routine well-baby visits, so deciding before the baby arrives will allow you to make an informed and careful choice.

In hopes to ease this overwhelming feeling, Bayside currently offers virtual ‘Meet & Greet’ appointments with one of our 8 providers, free of charge. These appointments can be scheduled according to doctor availability and your schedule. You will be given the opportunity to have many of your questions and concerns answered, such as:

  • When will the doctor or nurse practitioner first see my baby?
  • What diseases are babies screened for at birth?
  • What is our stance on immunizations?
  • When and whether to circumcise?
  • How to prevent sibling rivalry?

We also welcome parents and patients who would like to transfer into our practice to schedule a virtual ‘Meet & Greet’ appointment. Please contact our office at 410-224-7667 to schedule now!