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3 IMPORTANT COVID & OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/15/22
#1 The FDA has recommended and CDC has approved 2 Pfizer COVID Vfor emergency usage for children: (1) 5-11 years old, and (2) 12 years old through adult . These vaccines have been modified for use in the appropriate age group. Carroll Pediatric Center has received these vaccines for distribution. We also expect to keep receiving regular shipments of these vaccines. 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). These are a 2 dose vaccines requiring a second dose at least 3 weeks after the first dose and a booster at least 5 months later.
#2 Carroll Pediatric Center has 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 within an hour. 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.
#3 Since the pandemic began, we have successfully seen any patient with respiratory symptoms or possible Coronavirus exposure, Influenza or other infectious disease in our “Isolation Suite” on the first floor (with 2 separate doors to the outside) of the Eldersburg Medical Center. This has worked very well for the patients to receive the care they need without any potential contamination to our regular office #205 or the Medical Center. Because of the success of this Auxiliary Suite, we have completely renovated this office for permanent use with exams rooms for potential contagious illnesses and rooms for regular visits after the Pandemic and Influenza seasons.
For any patient who needs a check-up or has any NON-potential Coronavirus issues, we will use our regular office #205.
Our Main Office (#205) and Auxiliary Office (#102/3) both have HEPA filters in addition to separate ventilation systems.
We look forward to increasing our ability to help all of our families prevent and promptly manage COVID-19.
CORONAVIRUS OFFICE UPDATE January 15, 2022
We hope you are all doing well during these difficult times. Our goal is for all of us to get through this in good health. It is in everyone’s best interest to minimize exposure and follow the CDC and Health Department recommendations. To stay healthy in all aspects of your lives eat and hydrate properly, exercise, get fresh air, make sure your children stay up to date on their immunizations, and contact us with any health concerns – physical or emotional.
Carroll Pediatric Center has been serving Carroll and the surrounding counties for over 44 years. We are available for our patients 24/7 and continue to accept just about all insurances. We look forward to providing superior prompt care to your family for many more years and generations.