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
With the return to school more certain now, the importance of properly wearing face masks becomes a very important topic. As is true with almost everything about COVID-19, there is a huge amount of “disinformation” out there, even some coming from apparently “reputable” … Continue reading
The Governor reported new “lows” of hospitalizations, intubations and deaths from COVID-19 today. This is great news since everyone anticipated an increase after “reopening” across NY state. We need to pat ourselves on our backs for accomplishing this. But, we also need to continue to be cautious as we look towards the return to school. … Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, I have received a number of requests for COVID-19 testing for return to college, for patients who have been exposed at outings and are without symptoms, and for a number of other reasons. I have tried to accomodate these requests in the office. … Continue reading
The quick answer to this question is “I don’t know?” As I have previously stated, the American Academy of Pediatrics advocates for the return to school in person if possible, taking into account the safety of the children, teachers and staff. … Continue reading
As a pediatrician, father, and grandfather, I recognize the struggles that many families had with distance learning this spring. In response, my national organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has released a document that supports a return to in-person learning by emphasizing the following:
1) It appears that schools were not significant contributors to the initial spread of the coronavirus or spread to adults. … Continue reading
The questions of the past week have been related to exposures to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Basically, “we have been exposed to someone who subsequently tested positive, what do I watch for? What should I do?”
There are 2 aspects to this issue. … Continue reading
The American Academy of Pediatrics has published 2 articles addressing return to school and childcare with COVID-19 infections on the rise nationally. (although at a new low in NY State and the finger lakes region).
Please check out the following at www.healthychildren.org
Return to School. … Continue reading