Elissa Rubin, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
Deborah Saunders, MD, FAAP, FSAHM
Sharon Somekh, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
Sheeba Johnson, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
Beena Jose, MD, MPH, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
Beginning this week, we will begin closing at 3:00 pm (instead of 4:00 pm) on Fridays through the rest of the summer. If you need an appointment on a Friday, please be sure to call as early as possible so we can do our best to accommodate. No other office hours will be impacted.
The AAP recommends children ages 6 months and older be immunized against influenza every year. Previously, the CDC and AAP had recommended either form of flu vaccine:
- Injection approved for all patients older than 6 months OR
- Intranasal spray (nasal mist) approved for healthy patients ages 2 through 49 years.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) just announced that due to poor effectiveness for the 2016/2017 season, they are not recommending the Flumist (Flu vaccine administered through nasal spray) this year. As a result, to best protect our patients from this dangerous virus, we will be administering flu vaccines through injection.
For more information please see the article below: