We are pleased to be offering COVID-19 vaccine for our patients ages 5 and up, and for any parents of our patients who are interested in receiving vaccine in our office.
We will be administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, a highly effective 2-dose mRNA vaccine.
We can administer vaccine at scheduled well visits and vaccine-only visits.
Parents may also receive the vaccine, even if your child is too young to receive the vaccine.
Typical side effects include injection site pain, fatigue, headache, joint/muscle aches, and chills.
We will bill your insurance where appropriate, but the vaccine is available at no cost to you or your children.
If you have questions about the vaccine, consider speaking with one of our phone nurses or messaging your child's doctor over the portal.
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2021-2022 Influenza vaccine is now available at our office. Please call our office to schedule an appointment for your child. We recommend flu vaccine for all children aged 6 months and older. We will be holding some by-appointment only vaccine clinics on select weekends in October and November; please call our office for more information.
We will continue to offer flu vaccine throughout the entirety of the flu season.
During this pandemic, we are striving to meet the needs of our sick patients while maximizing the safety of our well patients. As such, we have made the following changes to our practice:
Morning walk-in sick clinic is suspended until further notice.
Telemedicine visits are available for certain problems.
Remote registration and payment is available online.
Waiting in the car until ready to be seen will be optional for well patients and required for sick patients.
Physicians and staff will mask during visits, as well as glove and gown when appropriate.
We ask that all parents and older children continue to wear masks in the office, even when waiting in the exam room.
Please note that we recommend all small children in need of vaccines to come to their regularly scheduled well visit. If vaccine rates reduce during this pandemic, all children will be more at risk for vaccine preventable diseases.
At this time we are not accepting new patient transfers from in or out of town. We want to provide our existing patients with the best care possible, and limiting our new patient to infants only will help us do that. We will review this policy as time passes and make adjustments accordingly.
As noted, we will continue to accept newborns into our practice as we typically do.