When school starts so do fall sports! Here is a concise 90 second video from the AAP on ways to reduce the risk of sports injuries.
As an organization devoted to the well being of young people, the American Academy of Pediatrics has released a statement addressing the current threats to the DACA program. The AAP opposes President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.
On September 4, 2017, the AAP published its policy statement for flu vaccination for the coming winter season. Flu shots are recommended for all children 6 months to 17 years; FluMist (nasal spray) will not be offered. Vaccination is recommended as soon as possible and ideally before the end of October. See our Flu Vaccine page for how to get the flu vaccine for your child.
East Bay Pediatrics will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. Pediatric Evening Referral Clinic will be available from 9:00am - 9:00pm. Drop-in hours will still be available in the Berkeley location on Saturday, September 2nd from 9:30am - 12:00pm.
East Bay Pediatrics has the flu vaccine for all children ages 6 months and older. We recommend flu vaccine for all children annually to help prevent the spread of illness and decrease the morbidity and mortality from influenza disease. Learn more including how to get flu vaccine for your child on our Flu Vaccine page.
Dr. Fernando Stein, AAP President and resident of Houston, is working with the Texas Pediatric Society to help pediatricians support child victims of this terrible disaster. This press statement was issued today.
East Bay Pediatrics has flu shots for the 2017-18 season for children age 3 years and older. See the flu page for information on how your child can get a flu vaccine. We will send another update when flu vaccine is available for children 6 months to 3 years old.
HealthDay reports, “Hundreds of thousands of cases of diarrhea in young children have been prevented since routine vaccination against rotavirus began in the United States a decade ago,” thereby translating “into a savings of more than $1 billion in medical costs,” researchers found. The findings were published online in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
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Richard Oken, MD, FAAP