This week, we will have two days of extended flu vaccine drop in times in our Orinda location. Drop in between 10:00am - 12:00pm (noon) and 2:00pm - 6:00pm on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21. Remember: the wait may be shorter if you come in earlier. The Berkeley office will have regular flu vaccine drop in times on these days: 10:00am - 12:00pm (noon) and 2:00 - 4:00pm.
Flu vaccine is now available at East Bay Pediatrics. Patients can receive flu vaccine at any visit with their doctor. Drop in times are also available. To learn more, see our Flu Vaccine page.
August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week! East Bay Pediatrics supports women who want to breastfeed their babies with our in-office lactation support. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and through the first year as long as it is mutually desired by mother and baby. Learn more about breastfeeding from healthychildren.org and lalecheleague.org.
Swim lessons, lifejackets, constant supervision and knowing CPR are critical to keeping kids summer safe in and around water, says Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP. As part of the AAP’s summer swim safety campaign, Dr. Denny wrote a blog with these tips for AAP Voices, and produced two informative videos with tips for parents, one on pool safety, and a second on swim safety at lakes, beaches and while boating.
Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, is a very common childhood rash which can flare on and off. Read Dr. Handelsman's summary of this skin issue that can affect kids and adults alike in our Health Topics section.
East Bay Pediatrics physicians have always cared for families and their children regardless of family structure, and are happy to help support parents and/or guardians of gender non-conforming or transgender children including those children who are considering transitioning or are in need of referrals for services related to their gender non-conforming child. See the video below to learn about the work which is being done in schools regarding gender inclusiveness.
East Bay Pediatrics will be closed on Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday. We do have regular drop in hours on Saturday, July 2 from 9:30am to 12:00pm in the Berkeley location. We will return to regular office hours on Tuesday, July 5.
East Bay Pediatrics would like to inform you that starting July 2016 we are updating our immunization requirements to align better with the 2016 California school vaccine requirement (SB277). The new practice requirements are listed on our Office Policies page.
Immunizations have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious disease for children and the community. As pediatricians, we at East Bay Pediatrics strongly believe that vaccines are an important component of comprehensive child health care.
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Richard Oken, MD, FAAP