COVID-19 Vaccine-Open for all 12 years and older

6.15.2021

As has been widely published the COVID-19 vaccine has been in use since mid-December.  Initially there was established CDC and State guidelines that focused on distibuting the vaccine in a systematic manner so that the those with the highest risk get the vaccine first.  As of May 12, 2021  all persons 12 years old and older are eligible to receive the vaccine.  Wildwood Pediatrics strongly recommends that everyone receives the vaccine.  Of note, our entire staff has been fully vaccinated.

Studies of infants and children under 12 years of age are currently underway but the timetable for the results of these studies are not known

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 receivng 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.  Please note, as of now, our office does not have the vaccine to give to patients.  We have applied to the CT Department of Public Health and are awaiting their distibution of the vaccines to private medical offices.

For additional information:

1.  Yale's FAQ about vaccines:  Here

2.  Vaccines in pregnant and lactating women from the Amercian College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists:  Guidance

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

4.  Amercian Academy of Pediatrics:  https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions/

5.  UMASS Baystate Health - Pregnancy and Breast feeding:    https://www.baystatehealth.org/-/media/files/covid19/vaccine-info-for-pregnant-people-updated-12-28.pdf?la=en

6.  Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine:  https://www.bfmed.org/abm-statement-considerations-for-covid-19-vaccination-in-lactation

7.  CT Department of Public Health (Phases of vaccine distribution):  https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/covid-19%20vaccinations


 


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