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VACCINES AND PHYSICALS

We hope everyone had a good spring and end of the school year. It has been a very difficult 2 years, but now everybody is trying to gain some “normalcy” in their lives.

Carroll Pediatric Center, in addition to the COVID vaccine for children 5 and older, will now offer the Pfizer COVID Vaccine for children 6 months to 4 years old. Please call the office to schedule an appointment for any of your children who need the COVID vaccine.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SCHEDULE ANY NEEDED PHYSICAL EXAMS. 

Many of your children need camp, school, employment and sports physicals. We will make every effort to schedule your exam at a time that is convenient for you. Day and evening appointments are available. 

This is also an excellent time to arrange for your child’s annual physical exam. (Many children skipped regular exams during the past 2 years.) Every child 3 years and older should have an annual physical exam. (The children under 3 years old have physicals at months 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, and 30.) 

Even if your child doesn’t seem to have any significant physical issues, this is an excellent time to:

  • Evaluate growth and development
  • Review school, social, family or behavioral issues
  • Discuss health care and safety issues 
  • Check for previously unidentified problems
  • Follow-up existing issues

COVID TESTING

We have a very accurate COVID Antigen Test which has comparable results to the PCR and is more accurate than the “home tests”. We will provide in office results in less than an hour. This test is equally acceptable in most circumstances as the PCR COVID test for allowing children to return to school and activities. This will also help in prompt management of children with any potential COVID symptoms – cough, congestion, fever, runny nose, diarrhea, etc.

Call the office at 410-795-7300 to schedule your child’s exam. 

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