Flu Vaccine Clinics for 2018 / 2019
We are scheduling NOW for a Saturday Flu Clinic on September 22nd starting at 9 am for those with Private Health Insurance Plans. Unfortunately we do not have the Flu Vaccine for Gateway and Medical Assistance Insurances in at this time. We will notify you as soon as they come in. *All clinics require an appointment!
We will keep you posted for upcoming clinics. We do have select days with appointments available from 4 - 5 pm. Call to schedule.
***In order to prevent the same level of anxiety and hysteria that the 2017-2018 flu epidemic has caused, our physicians STRONGLY advise that all patients come in to receive their flu vaccines in September and October of 2018! If you need Saturday or evening appointments, please call in early September since these will be limited.
WINTER WEATHER NOTICE
Healthy Starts Pediatrics will be open during most minor weather events. In consideration of the safety of our patients and staff who may travel more than an hour to our office, there may be occasions in which we must open late or close when it is not safe on the roadways. Typically, these instances will be during ice events, higher accumulations, blizzard conditions or during 'Snow Emergency' status. At times, we are at the mercy of the owner's ability to open the parking lot. Despite the travel distance, our staff will make every effort to be here.
If you have an appointment or your child is sick, our Facebook page is the most up-to-date way to get the latest information. Our answering service will be made aware of closings, but may not have complete information on when me may open.
You can find us on Facebook: @HSPediatrics
Due to new coding guidelines, if there are other active problems discussed or found at a well-child exam, your insurance company may require a second co-pay. If this is the case, you will be billed for this additional co-pay.
***In order to prevent the same level of anxiety and hysteria that the 2017-2018 flu epidemic has caused, our physicians STRONGLY advise that all patients come in to receive their flu vaccines in September and October of 2018!
CONCERNS REGARDING MEASLES AND PERTUSSIS
As part of Healthy Starts' proactive philosophy in addressing the current, fast emerging disease epidemics of Measles and Pertussis, as well as fully keeping with the Center For Disease Control guidelines, we are immediately revising our Vaccine Schedule. We will now be administering the Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine at the 1 year visit instead of at the 15 month visit and the second Booster will now be given at 3 years, rather than 4 years. To provide peak Pertussis protection we will give the Tdap Booster at 10 years of age (5 years after the Kindergarten Booster, rather than at 11 years of age.) These important changes are compliant with School Vaccine guidelines as well. Thank you for Vaccinating and protecting your children!
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