Happy Thanksgiving to all. We certainly have much to be thankful for despite how much our lives have changed. The numbers of positive COVID tests in Monroe County are increasing, but hopefully, the percent positives will drop as we test more students. … Continue reading
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there have been 853,000 cases of COVID-19 in children and adolescents as of October 29th. There were 200,000 cases reported in October alone and the week ending October 29th saw the largest number of cases in a single week in kids – … Continue reading
We are excited to announce the availability of COVID-19 testing in the office. It is a combined influenza A & B and COVID 19 PCR test. This is the test that is currently the most accurate test available and required by the health department to return to school. … Continue reading
Mrs Lewis and I voted today. The first time we have done it prior to the actual election day.
Growing up in the 60s and 70s, I have experienced some pretty tumultuous times in my life, but the current state of our country may surpass those decades. … Continue reading
In the words of my favorite baseball catcher, Yogi Berra, “it’s deja vu all over again.” Well, maybe not quite but if you track COVID statistics, we are seeing a mild uptick in the number of cases in Monroe County. We still hold the distinction of being a county with the second lowest incidence of COVID-19 in the US. … Continue reading
We are a month into the school year and we seem to be doing “okay.” We are seeing a rise in new cases in NY, but most are downstate. Monroe County and the surrounding areas continue to have less than a 1% incidence of positive cases. … Continue reading
This year in particular, parents should be vigilant about finding out when their kids should get the flu shot and how many shots they may need. Certain children will need two shots for total protection. Read on to find out when should kids get the flu vaccine and at what age. … Continue reading
For many, it is the first week of school. Your child may have attended 1 or more days, they may have experienced their first “virtual” day or may be attending 100% virtually. Some have opted to pursue a formal home school program. … Continue reading
In keeping with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations to get your flu vaccine before the end of October, we announce our Flu Before Boo Campaign. We have received our first shipment of influenza vaccine and given the obstacles of trying to immunize our patients efficiently, … Continue reading
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The Department of Health and Human Services has just approved an amendment that will allow pharmacists to adminster routine vaccines to children 3-18 years. This misguided move is one more way that affects pediatricians’ abilities to best care for our patients. … Continue reading