The updated ("bivalent") COVID-19 booster vaccine is available for all children ages 6 months and up! This vaccine will provide protection against the COVID strains that are now circulating.
If your child is 5 years or more and has received at least two doses of COVID vaccine at least 2 months ago, he or she can receive the bivalent vaccine.
For children 6 months through 4 years of age, the bivalent vaccine will be given as the 3rd dose in the three-dose series that is recommended for this age group.
If you are interested in getting your child vaccinated or boosted, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
We will be administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine for ages 6m to 4y will consist of 3 doses, with at least 3 weeks separating dose 1 & 2 and 8 weeks separating dose 2 & 3. Dose 3 will be the bivalent vaccine.
The bivalent COVID booster is recommended for ages 5 and up, at least 2 months after the 2nd or 3rd dose of the original vaccine.
Typical side effects are mild and can include fever, 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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The 2022-2023 Influenza season has already begun, and we are now seeing flu cases in our office. We are currently makeing flu vaccine appointments. We recommend flu vaccination for all children aged 6 months or older. Please call our office or message us through the portal to make an appointment for your child!
We strive to meet the needs of our sick patients while maximizing the safety of our well patients. As such, the following changes to our practice are in place:
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.
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.