COVID-19 Updates (last revised 4.13.22)
Covid Vaccines for Children
PLEASE NOTE: We no longer have Pfizer vaccine for patients 12 years of age or older. If you desire to get your 12 years + child vaccinated, we recommend that these individuals refer to their local Public Health Department or a participating community pharmacy.
Vickery Pediatrics is continuing to offer the Pfizer vaccine to all children ages 5 – 11 years while doses remain available. Families can schedule vaccination by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Nurse Kim will call them back to get them on our schedule ASAP. Although the Pfizer CoVID – 19 dosage for this age group is smaller, the interval between 1st and 2nd doses remains a minimum of 21 days.
Currently, Vaccination for children 6 months to 59 months is not available, we will update everyone in the practice as soon as we hear news. When available, parents would contact our office to schedule those vaccinations.
CoVID in our community
The safety and health of your children are our primary concerns. We are closely monitoring the status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and you can too by clicking the button on the CDC link below. We will continue to follow the CDC’s most up-to-date recommendations for protecting your family in our office. As such, we ask that visitors carefully read signage before entering the office. We have dedicated entrances for well, sick, and flu/covid vaccine clinic visits. If in doubt, please call before arriving.
Our office, along with Urgent Care and Emergency Department locations, are not offering COVID-19 testing for non-emergent cases. A list of known COVID-19 testing sites can be found below.
Masks are Still Required for Medical Offices
Today (May 13, 2022), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that its new masking recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not apply to health care settings. “This means that staff, patients, residents and visitors should continue to wear masks as recommended in all healthcare facilities,” the agency said. The AHA (American Hospital Association) had requested the clarification.
The CDC said health care facilities should continue to refer to CDC’s infection prevention and control guidance for recommendations regarding source control and physical distancing in health care settings. “We will keep you informed if any changes are made to the guidance for healthcare settings,” the agency said.
Until these there has been a change in this recommendation, Vickery Pediatrics will continue to enforce our mask policy, in all patient care areas, to ensure the safety and well–being of all children under our care.