COVID-19 Vaccine Update
On Wednesday, May 12, the ACIP review committee and the CDC recommended the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15yrs of age under the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization. All voting members voted to give their strongest recommendation. We have begun vaccinating our patients in this age group. We are planning for first dose vaccine clinics for the next 3 weeks in May to accommodate the large number of our established patients in this group waiting to be vaccinated.
Many of our patients have previously called and been added to our 12-15yrs COVID vaccine waitlist. Our AMAZING nurses are starting the process of calling everyone on our waitlist to be added to these clinics. Scheduling these appointments is time intensive and will take us some time - but rest assured, we will continue to call families and run clinics until everyone on our list has been accommodated. If you are already on our waitlist, you do not need to call back at this point. If you have not yet asked to be added and would like to be, please let us know. We are *not* yet keeping a list for patients from 0-11yrs of age. If your child is a patient of ours and has already completed the COVID vaccine series at another location (pharmacy, public health center, etc), please send us a copy of their vaccine card at [email protected] This is an important part of their medical chart, and we use it to make decisions on exposure and quarantine.
When you come for your scheduled COVID vaccine appointment, you will need to bring your signed consent form. This is your "ticket" to receive the vaccine. Please also bring extra gratitude and patience as well - our amazing staff is working long hours to provide these clinics for our patients.
Sick appointments are available daily, both by televisit and in-person. All patients and family members 2 yrs and above are asked to wear a face covering. For more information about how we are responding to the pandemic and keeping our staff and you safe, please visit our COVID-19 page.
The current public health emergency is extremely fluid, and we continue to adjust our schedule and procedures to align with the current guidelines. Thank you all for your flexibility as we work to keep our staff and patients safe and healthy! As this situation continues to unfold, we plan to be here for you through it all.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends cholesterol screening between 9-11 years of age, and we can now do this screening as a finger stick blood test in our office laboratory. We will be doing this blood test at all 10 year checkups. In addition, we will also do a one time cholesterol screening for our older patients who have not had any cholesterol levels checked in the past. We will also be enhancing our screening for anxiety and depression with a new tool called the PSC-17. This form will be given to parents at all checkups between 7-11 years of age and to the patient at all checkups between 12-17 years of age. These screening are covered by all health insurance companies.
Email Address: Please use [email protected] if you need to email us any forms for completion.
Patient Portal: If you have submitted an email address to The Kidz Docs, you will now have access to our online patient portal. You can access the portal from our website as well. The portal provides a convenient way to:
- PAY YOUR BILL ONLINE
- Email a provider with non-urgent questions or concerns
- Request prescription refills
- Access and print vaccine records
- Update your address and phone number
- Request checkup appointments (allow 24-48 hours for a response)
You can also download the free Healow app on any smartphone to do the same tasks listed above. Please contact our front desk if you have any issues with the patient portal!
We invite you to take a few moments to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our practice. We hope that it will serve as a valuable resource for you. You'll find all of the helpful information you need about our practice including sport physical, child immunizations, well child care exams, our doctor and nurse practitioner bios, service details, directions to our office, and new patient forms.
The Kidz Docs looks forward to walking alongside you as you guide your child along a path of optimal health and wellness. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our abilities to care for your child.