At the moment, it looks like the Pfizer vaccine will be the first shot available to children under 12. The vaccine-maker expects to have enough data by the end of September to support an emergency use authorization for its vaccine in children who are ages 5 to 11. A Shot Against COVID For Kids Under 12 [...]
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Chart: What to do if you are exposed to someone with symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19 (CDC / Illinois Department of Health)
Excellent Q&A about children visiting grandparents, stores, and returning back to school in the midst of the delta variant: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/07/22/covid-delta-variant-children/?fbclid=IwAR3waFLxufAEBoPnyvjI_54ST_LLcR2a0AFnBbcuVQ013u8sdRMpYx8M2nY
We highly recommend reading the following article regarding our kids going back to school: https://www.bcm.edu/coronavirus/for-the-baylor-community/from-dr-james-mcdeavitt/school-days
Please read the following article regarding the risk of COVID-19 vs the vaccine for young people: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/04/opinion/covid-vaccine-kids-risks.html?fbclid=IwAR2GWPmQ03RS16NPXSwuZKMPHawKbDkkAp3XjHmtGjjcfQod5KZ7QpxrS1M
We are pleased to announce that our Katy office will begin offering Saturday morning urgent care services for Katy patients beginning on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Saturday urgent care services are available by same day appointment only. If you have any questions about our Saturday urgent care services, please contact our office by calling [...]
This is a helpful tool to assess the relative risk of various activities for unvaccinated children: https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/navigating-kid-related-activities
WHAT IS STREP THROAT? Strep throat is an infection of the throat caused by a bacteria named Group A Streptococcus. It is helpful to try to distinguish between viral and bacterial causes of sore throat. Strep, which is bacterial, can be treated with antibiotics. Viral causes will resolve on their own and do not [...]
WHAT IS SCABIES? Scabies is a skin condition caused by microscopic insects called mites that dig under the skin leading to a rash and intense itching usually worse at night. Scabies is highly contagious: Easily passed from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact Less easily passed via items such as clothes, towels, and [...]
WHAT IS IMPETIGO? Impetigo is a common infection of the top layers of skin caused by bacteria that are frequently carried as normal skin flora. Usually begins as small red sores or blisters that can leak fluid and form a yellow crust around the mouth, arms, legs, or diaper area. Can develop anywhere there [...]