September 13, 2023: Winter vaccines - Flu shots are here!
Hello Kidz Docs families!
We hope everyone is getting settled back into their school routines. It’s hard to believe, but winter respiratory virus season is just around the corner. Help us protect your children and our community by making sure our patients are fully vaccinated.
At this time, our influenza vaccine has arrived. For patients with upcoming scheduled well visits or consults, they may receive their flu vaccine during their appointment. For patients without an upcoming appointment, we have multiple flu vaccine clinics available, including two morning drive-thru clinics on Saturday, Sept 30 and Saturday, October 14. Please join us in thanking our wonderful staff, who gives part of their weekend to make these popular clinics possible. We also have in-office flu clinics available on select afternoons and evenings, as well as a full day clinic available on Monday, October 9 (a day off school for most public schools).
On September 12, the CDC approved the updated monovalent COVID vaccine for all ages 6mos and above for this fall. We have pre-ordered this vaccine, and plan to offer it to our patients pending availability. We will send a follow-up message when COVID vaccine appointments are available for scheduling. We will have Pfizer for ages 5yrs and up, and Moderna for ages 6mos-5yrs.
The Kidz Docs has pre-ordered the RSV injection for infants, nirsevimab (Beyfortus), and plan to offer it to our patients pending availability. We are currently awaiting shipping and financial information. We will send a follow-up message when this is available for scheduling.
To schedule an appointment for a flu vaccine, please call our office or send us a portal message.
Wishing everyone a healthy fall and winter season –
The Kidz Docs Leadership Team
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April 2023: National medicine shortages
In our local area and nationally, there has been a shortage of ADHD medications (Adderall, methylphenidate).
Many times, even if the medication is not available at your preferred pharmacy, it may be available at another pharmacy in the area. This changes day by day - and unfortunately, the only way to find out is to call each pharmacy. At your visit to our office, depending on the medication, you may be told that an alternate medication is being sent in, or be handed a paper prescription as well. If you are unable to locate the medication in our local area, please let us know by portal or phone so we can come up with an alternate plan.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has been advocating to the federal government for help with the shortage of medications for children. To assess the scope of the problem, they have asked families to email the FDA at: [email protected] with their experience. Reporting this problem helps to ensure a comprehensive solution in the coming months.
Sick appointments are available daily by appointment (no walk-ins), both in-person and via telehealth. All patients and family members 2 yrs and above are asked to wear a mask for sick appointments. For more information about how we are keeping our staff and you safe, please visit our COVID-19 page.