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
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As the weather begins to change and pollen counts get high, seasonal allergies become a problem for many children. Want to know what causes allergies and how you can help control their symptoms? Read on! 1. What are allergies and what causes seasonal allergies in kids? Allergies are an overreaction of your child’s immune system to a normally harmless substance or allergen. In seasonal … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Seasonal Allergies in Kids
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!
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
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