COVID-19 Vaccines

The vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years of age is now available, as is the new bivalent Covid-19 booster for those 12 years of age and older!!

 

The vaccine is safe for everyone to receive unless you have a severe or anaphylaxis type reaction to an ingredient in one of the vaccines, namely polyethylene glycol or polysorbate, or if you had a severe or anaphylaxis type reaction to the first COVID-19 vaccine you received.  If you have a severe or anaphylaxis reaction to food, insect bites, antibiotis, etc. you are safe to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  If you are currently receiving immunosuppressant medications please talk with your specialists about the best time to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  

If you have concerns whether your child should get the vaccine please contact our office to make an appointment.  

Currently, Covid-19 vaccines are available for all those 6 months and older.  The booster vaccines are available for those 5 years old and older.  All those 12 years of age and older should receive a booster dose with the current bivalent vaccine that is an enhanced Covid-19 vaccine that contain two strains of the Omicron variant approved in mid-September, 2022.

For further information regarding all the available Covid-19 vaccines, and their boosters, please visit this helpful CDC link:  Covid-19 Vaccines Including Boosters

Wildwood Pediatrics strongly recommended that everyone receives the vaccine. 

Of note, we applied 18 months ago to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine in our office but we are still waiting on the CT Department of Public Health.

Also, our entire staff has been fully vaccinated.

 

Vaccines are available at local pharmacies, health districts, the Yale New Haven Health Hospital system and other locations at this time. Please use the following links to find a location near you that provides the vaccine you're in need of:

DPH Van Clinics: DHP Van

Connecticut Dept. of Public Health:  DPH

Connecticut River Area Health District:  crahd.info

Yale New Health Hospital:  YNHH

Connecticut Children's Medical Center:  CCMC

CVS Pharmacy:  CVS

Walgreens Pharmacy:  Walgreens

 

For additional information:

1.  CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html

2.  Amercian Academy of Pediatrics:  Parent FAQ

3.  COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:  CDC

4.  CT Department of Public Health (Phases of vaccine distribution):  Here 

5.  Healthy Children:  Expected side effects

6.  Healthy Children:  Vaccine development

7.  Healthy Children:  Vaccine Science

Essex Office One Wildwood Medical Center
35 Saybrook Road
Essex, CT 06426
Tel: 860.767.0168

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