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Covid Vaccines 5-11

Posted by on Nov 17, 2021 in News | 0 comments

We are now scheduling our first Covid vaccines. We will be scheduling only for the newly authorized Pfizer 10 microgram dose for 5 -11 year olds. At this time we can not complete series that have been started elsewhere and currently do not have the 12 and older formulation. We have our first clinic starting on 12/4/21 with the second dose on 1/8/22. We realize the timing for dose 2 is a little longer than at other sites. According to the data provided the second dose interval can be as little as 3 weeks but as long as 2 months after the first and provide equal protection. It is critical that your child is able to attend on both dates because of the very short shelf life of the vials once mixed. As with our flu clinics these sessions...

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Covid Vaccines 5-11

Posted by on Nov 3, 2021 in News | 0 comments

Yesterday the ACIP and the CDC approved the use of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine in a lower dose form for all children aged 5-11. As with the adult version, it is a two shot series given 3 weeks apart. Previously, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for this product. The vaccine has been authorized to be given in conjunction with the flu vaccine or near the time when other vaccines were administered. It will be available in different venues which will be announced soon. They consist of private offices, (including Unionville Pediatrics sometime soon), pharmacies and multiple sites across the state. A large statewide event is being planned for November 14th. You can find sites based on zip code by visiting this URL: ct.gov/covidvaccine. A quick visit found it easy to use, already providing many options. There...

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BIG NEWS!!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Unionville Pediatrics Opens Acute Care Center (ACC) New Farmington Location Dedicated To Treating Potentially Contagious Illness, Unionville Office To See Only Well Patients Unionville Pediatrics (U Peds) is opening a second site! We are thrilled to announce that we will now treat well and unwell patients in two different locations. This helps ensure the safety of healthy patients while reducing the potential spread of illnesses in the community. Our main U Peds office at 101 Main Street in Unionville will welcome well visits, consults, and non-contagious issues. This includes medical checks and behavioral health concerns. The new office, U Peds Acute Care Center (ACC), is located in Round Hill Square at 1027 Farmington Avenue. (Route 4 in Farmington, across from the Tunxis driving range and next to Claudia’s sandwich shop). It will provide care for children who are feeling...

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PCMH Certification

Posted by on Jun 16, 2020 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are very proud to have earned the designation of Patient Centered Medical Home. It is a rigorous set of tasks and documentation adjudicated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. We are in debt to Elaine Bernier who was invaluable and of course our office manager Sara Page for making sure it got done. It is validation that we put our patients first, hopefully not a revelation to any of...

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Coronavirus 13.0

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

There have been 4 pediatric deaths from a new syndrome first reported last week. It’s being called Pediatric Multi Inflammatory Disorder. Always so tragic losing children. Three in NY and one in NJ. One of the deaths from Westchester county is being re-evaluated for other causes. It’s still not entirely clear if the syndrome is COVID related. Not all children with the syndrome have a history of COVID and the illness is occurring at a later point from when those who did have it were infected. It may be from the immune response to COVID but it’s really strange it would be that far out from date of onset or exposure. Some as long as 4-6 weeks later. At least one child that died had a significant medical history. It resembles two syndromes we are familiar with. One is...

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