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For the convenience of our patients, we will be offering several flu vaccine clinics this fall on specific dates in the evenings after regular business hours and select Saturday mornings. Due to current CDC recommendations, only the injectable flu shot will be offered this season. We expect to have ample supply of the flu vaccine to administer to all of our patients this fall.Four additional flu vaccine clinics in late October and early November are now being scheduled for all patients over the age of 6 months. The dates are Wednesdays, October 26th and November 2nd from 5-8pm, and Saturdays, October 29th and November 5th, from 9am to 12pm. If your child has an upcoming check-up, they will be able to receive their flu vaccine at their appointment. For those with infants older than 6 months who have already received their first flu vaccine, you can make an appointment for their booster dose at one of these clinics as long as it has been at least 4 weeks since their first dose.
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).