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TWO IMPORTANT COVID ANNOUNCEMENTS INCLUDING VACCINE

#1    The FDA has recommended and CDC has approved the Pfizer COVID Vaccine for children 5-11 years old for emergency usage. This vaccine has been modified for use in children. Carroll Pediatrics Center has received a limited supply of this vaccine for distribution to our patients. We also expect to keep receiving regular shipments of this vaccine, hopefully weekly. If you want to schedule your child’s vaccine, please call the office (410-795-7300) during regular office hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM).  This is a 2 dose vaccine requiring a second dose at least 3 weeks after the first dose.

#2    Carroll Pediatrics Center will soon have in office COVID tests available for testing when indicated. This is an extremely high-quality Antigen Test (LumiraDx) that is very accurate (but not 100%)  and will provide in office results in  12 minutes. This test can be used for rapid COVID diagnosis and is equally acceptable as the PCR COVID test for allowing children to return to school in many jurisdictions. This will help in prompt management of children with any potential COVID symptoms – cough, congestion, fever, runny nose, diarrhea, etc.

We look forward to increasing our ability to help all of our families prevent and promptly manage COVID-19.

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