COVID-19 Office Safety
The clinicians at PHCA know that families remain concerned about their health and safety when coming to a medical facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to stay current with your routine and preventative health care needs as well as to not delay evaluation of current symptoms that you may be experiencing. Please read and share the below letter to our patients and families explaining how PHCA has adapted to the current health care environment.
Download our Patient Letter
The pediatricians and nurse practitioners at PHCA strongly encourage the routine childhood vaccine schedule as endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Scientific evidence proves that childhood vaccines protect children from contagious and preventable diseases. Children who do not receive immunizations are susceptible to potentially devastating illnesses such as measles, meningitis, and whooping cough. They also present a risk to the other children in our waiting rooms and in the community at large. The potential consequences of these preventable diseases include hospitalization, mechanical ventilation, seizures, brain damage, and even death.
Misinformation available in the media, including many Internet sites, has made some families fearful of vaccines. We understand the difficulty parents have in sorting through the vast quantities of data on vaccine safety, and are here to help guide that process by providing links to reliable sources:
- Immunization Schedule
- Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
- Vaccine Safety
- Vaccine-preventable Illness
We are always willing to work with your family regarding vaccinations and to answer any medical or vaccine-related questions you may have. Please feel free to discuss your concerns with your child's primary pediatrician at your next visit.
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