COVID-19 Update 09/12/23:
We are awaiting recommendations from the CDC about who should receive the updated Covid monovalent vaccine that was recently approved by the FDA. The Covid vaccine is no longer being provided free of cost by the federal government. It is a commercial product like our other vaccines that we must purchase. Insurance companies have yet to decide on payment for the vaccine. There are also some logistical issues with how the vaccine comes in vials in terms of expiration that are prohibitive right now. We are hoping to be able to continue to administer Covid vaccine in the office, and we will let you know as soon as some of these issues have been settled. Please call us or email us at [email protected] with any questions. Click here to view our latest newsletter.
Rapid Testing update:
We have an in office rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 and influenza. We do not test for RSV (Respiratory syncitial virus). You can also conduct a home test for Covid if your child is sick with fever, respiratory, or gastrointestinal symptoms. Please remember that sometimes children will test negative the first time only to test positive 2-3 days later. So if they are still sick, retest. Also, there are many other viruses circulating right now including adenovirus, enterovirus, rhinovirus, human metapneumovirus to name just a few. We cannot identify all of these viruses, but the treatment for all viruses include fluids, medicines for fever, and time. Feel free to bring them into the office at any point if you have concerns.
This is a rapidly changing situation, and we will keep you updated as recommendations change. Thank you for your continued trust in us as your pediatricians. Here are links to the CDC website, GA dept. of health, and the AAP website for parents: