As approval nears for the expanded eligibility of the COVID vaccine for children less than 12 years of age, our office has received an increase in calls from parents and caregivers asking for our opinion on immunizing their children. We are happy to share our thoughts. Center City Pediatrics remains a vaccinating practice, and the COVID-19 vaccine is no different. As such, we strongly encourage … [Read more...] about COVID Vaccine Eligibility
Looking Forward to a New Year In this season of good cheer, we have much to look forward to as the calendar turns to 2021. We will introduce updated provider schedules beginning in January with expanded coverage across our 3 locations. We will continue to modify our appointment protocols to keep our staff and community safe. And we will see the rollout of the much anticipated COVID … [Read more...] about Provider Changes, Flu Shots & COVID Vaccines
As we write this, the city is in disarray. Riots have occurred throughout Philadelphia, triggered by real tragedies in Minneapolis, Georgia, and Kentucky. These painful events have ripped open the long-standing wounds of racism in this country. Meanwhile, unemployment claims surpassed 40 million, and COVID- 19 deaths raced passed the grim 100,000 mark. The tinderbox has erupted. While we mourn, … [Read more...] about Staying Safe, Childcare, Talking to Your Children about Racism & More!
The statistics are alarming .... not just the numbers that headline the news nightly, but also the impact that COVID-19 has had on primary preventative care. Since mid-March childhood vaccinations have plummeted, leaving many children vulnerable. Last week the CDC reported that the largest national vaccinating program, Vaccines for Children, ordered 2.5 million fewer doses of non-influenza … [Read more...] about Well Visits, Fishtown Opening, MIS-C & Mental Health Matters!
It's hard to believe that we are now in the 7th week of this Corona Crisis. We are extremely proud of the immense "curve-flattening" efforts of the families for whom we care, our staff at Center City Pediatrics, and the greater Philadelphia community. Unfortunately, we still have a long … [Read more...] about Face Masks, Serology Tests, The Next Public Health Crisis & Free Family Resources!
The Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs have seen a sharp increase in the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the past week, mirroring much of the rest of the country. The next few weeks remain a critical time for on-going social distancing measures in our region to slow down the … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Response Continues…