East Bay Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has been caring for patients in our Barrington location for over 30 years. Our Board Certified staff of three pediatricians and one pediatric nurse practitioner is committed to providing comprehensive healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. We are a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and as general practitioners, we address a variety of conditions ranging from simple to complex and from acute to chronic. By working together with our patients and their families, we strive to promote healthy lifestyles and good health!
COVID VACCINE INFO FOR 6MO-4YRS:
Moderna (in 2 doses) and Pfizer (in 3 doses) have been approved for usage in 6-month olds to 4-year olds! Both vaccines were studied in thousands of children, some of whom had already been previously infected with COVID-19. Side effects were mild (redness at the site, irritability, fever). There were no cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) in the children who received the vaccine. Given the lower dosing of these vaccines, it is very unlikely. The vaccines not only reduce the rate of COVID-19 infection, they also, and perhaps more importantly, significantly, decrease the risk of serious complications from COVID-19. They also help reduce the spread in schools, daycares, and from young children to the vulnerable grandparent-aged population.
- While both vaccines were very effective, if you are looking to have your child fully vaccinated ASAP, that goal will be achieved more quickly using the Moderna Vaccine.
- Moderna is most effective starting 14 days after dose #2; Pfizer is most effective starting 7 days after dose #3.
- If your child has had COVID-19 in the last 2 months, it is reasonable to delay the vaccine for a few weeks/month given their immunity from recent infection.
- Our vaccines have been ordered, and we are checking our tracking information daily.
- The vaccine will be given by appointment only. We will let you know when we have clinics/appointments ASAP!
COVID Vaccine Tip Sheet: https://globalepidemics.org/wp...
AAP FAQs: https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2...
Vaccine Data: https://globalepidemics.org/20...
Cute Vaccine Video for Kids!
BOOSTER DOSES FOR CHILDREN AGES 5-11!!
Children ages 5 through 11 may now get a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine at least five months after their primary series. Booster doses help protect people, including children, from serious illness from COVID-19. Please call us to schedule your child's booster any day of the week (except Wednesdays)!
We know this is a very stressful time for parents. Please reach out to us if you have trouble finding formula for your child.
Resources during the Infant Formula Shortage:
Formula Share & Trade Rhode Island Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/group...
WE HAVE COVID-19 VACCINES!
Thank you for trusting us to be the ones to vaccinate your child!
We have Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines for children 5-11 years and 12+ years!
We also have booster vaccines for 12+ years (to be given 5+ months after the second dose).
If possible, please call ahead to let us know you are interested in a vaccine!
We offer vaccines at:
Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
Follow up visits
WHAT MASKS SHOULD YOU GET FOR YOUR CHILD?
With kids heading back to school, we know many of you are wondering about masks for kids (2+years old). Check out the options below!
-WWDoll KN95 Kids masks
-Google doc made by Aaron Collins @masknerd: https://docs.google.com/spread...
MYCHART PATIENT PORTAL:
The MyChart Patient Portal is the fastest and easiest way for you to have access to your child's medical record, including immunizations, lab/test results, prior school forms, medication refill requests etc!
For more info: https://www.eastbaypedi.com/my...
Call our office today to sign up your child/children!
Interested in enrolling your child in a trial for the COVID-19 VACCINE? Check out this link!
Congratulations to Dr. Ferretti's family! Triple valedictorians! Check out the article here: https://www.valleybreeze.com/2...
We believe that we can best meet our patient needs by functioning as a group practice. This allows us greater flexibility in scheduling appointments and it provides our patients with the opportunity to get to know each of our providers.