Basic facts about COVID-19
Everywhere you go, everyone you speak to, and everything you read is all about the coronavirus pandemic. It may feel like those two words--coronavirus and pandemic--are in neon lights, and you feel like you’re in the dark. Read below to learn about many aspects of coronavirus:
COVID-19 can look like most pediatric illnesses - coughing, sneezing, congestion, and usually fever. You can use our trusted links on this page for most children. However, please call for all children under 2 months or children with any underlying medical concerns.
Please call our office so that we can help you to decide what is best based on your situation. Here is a link to some information regarding the types of tests available at this time. We do not provide COVID screening in our office. We may be able to provide COVID testing for a select few patients with symptoms. Call first and we will provide guidance. We DO NOT perform all types of testing. We may advise one or both of the two types of viral test (Antigen vs PCR) and although we can discuss the different and less utilized test, the antibody test, we do not typically recommend this due to limited knowledge of the implications.
When Can Children Get The COVID Vaccine?
Protect yourself. Protect Others
The following is our office's routine, recommended vaccine schedule:
First visit: Hepatitis B vaccine if not given at hospital
2 months: DTaP-IPV-HepB, Hib, PCV13, RV5
4 months: DTaP-IPV-HepB, Hib, PCV13, RV5
6 months: DTaP-IPV-HepB, Hib, PCV13, RV5
9 months: No vaccines due
12 months: MMR, Var, PCV13, Hepatitis A (also anemia screen, lead test
18 months: Hepatitis A #2
2 years: anemia screen, lead test
4 years: MMR-Var, DTaP-IPV
11 years: Tdap, MCV4 and HPV4
Vaccines & Preventable Illnesses