We have reason for optimism! Total number of cases of COVID-19 are falling and vaccination rates are rising. Thankfully, children are generally being spared the worst of this pandemic, and schools are committing to reopening plans. Dr. Fauci has projected that teenagers will be vaccinated by next fall, and younger school kids by early 2022. Despite this good news, we … [Read more...] about Telemedicine Changes, Preregistration for Vaccines, Text Messaging & More!
Moving Forward While Heading Back Kids are back in school. We are thinking about heading back “home” to families and friends for the holidays. AND, COVID-19 is back more intensely than ever! Seven months into this pandemic, no end is clearly in sight. Sadly, we are seeing record numbers of new cases and multiple schools have had to suspend “in-person learning.” Nonetheless, Center City … [Read more...] about Holiday Gatherings, Back To School, COVID Testing & Provider News!
It is hard to believe we have been living in "the new normal" for an entire 6 months. I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to our community to address frequently asked questions and misconceptions that I am hearing and explain a lot of the challenges we are facing in the time of COVID-19. For those who do not know me, I am the head registered nurse at Center City Pediatrics and I have … [Read more...] about Well Visits, COVID-19, Back to School
During these difficult times, we are closely monitoring CDC and the AAP recommendations for children and school/daycare attendance. We support your efforts in working towards the goal of keeping children in physical schooling programs, while trying to keep them safe. Unfortunately, the symptoms of COVID-19 are the same as so many of the very common childhood illnesses, including, but not … [Read more...] about Return to School – Daycare Authorization Policy During COVID-19 Crisis
Changes, Changes & MORE Changes! That is the way of the world these days and it is no different here at Center City Pediatrics. It continues to be our ultimate mission to keep our families and staff safe while giving the top-quality care that you've come to expect from your Medical Home. To ensure this happens, we've continued to adjust how we operate in ways that we couldn't have … [Read more...] about Updated Schedules, Fishtown Opens, Vaccines & More!
While the threat of Covid-19 is taking front and center attention from most news headlines, we are currently in the midst of a severe seasonal influenza (flu) epidemic that has been causing the highest rates of hospitalizations in children under 5 years of age since 2004 when the C.D.C. first started keeping track, with 125 children dead from lab-confirmed flu as of February 22, 2020. … [Read more...] about Flu Update: March 2020