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We are now scheduling another flu vaccine clinic that will occur on Wednesday, November 12th, from 5 to 8 pm. For those families with infants that need their booster dose of flu vaccine, we now have sufficient supply that we can begin scheduling those appointments to ensure they get maximum protection with two doses spaced at least 4 weeks apart. Only children under age 9 who have never received a flu vaccine in the past are recommended to get a booster dose.
We continue to have FluMist nasal vaccine for non-high risk patients age 2 and older. High risk patients are those with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, active asthma, kidney disease, metabolic conditions such as diabetes, anemia and other blood disorders.
Please call to schedule your child's flu vaccine if they haven't had it yet. Thank you again for being patient with the many delays and shortages that have occurred this year.
Pre-natal classes taught by one of the doctors are now being offered periodically to introduce expectant families to the practice and review common issues surrounding newborn care.
Please call our office to find out when the next class will be offered.
We currently have 6 pediatricians at Children's Health Partners - Karen Kreiling, Laurel George, Michelle Pierce, Brooke Scherer, Janie Canner, and Radhika Shah.
The pediatricians have been trained at nationally recognized institutions throughout the country. All are board-certified in pediatrics and are affiliated with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Additionally, all are on medical staff at Edward Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
A fever is an elevation in body temperature >/= 100.4 degrees. Fevers are very common in children, and are generally not harmful unless they climb above 106 degrees (this level of fever is quite uncommon and generally only seen in the setting of heat stroke). A fever, however, is telling you that your body is reacting to something. In fact, a fever is part of your body's natural way of fighting an infection, and is likely beneficial. Often, a fever is your first warning sign that your child is becoming ill with a virus. The fever will typically last from 24-72 hours. Within that time, your child will likely develop viral symptoms, most commonly either respiratory symptoms (runny nose, cough, congestion), or gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting, abdominal pain, and/or diarrhea).