COVID Vaccine Update - May 1, 2023
In the last week, COVID vaccine recommendations and guidelines have recently changed. Monovalent COVID vaccines are no longer authorized for use. We are currently waiting for our shipment of COVID vaccines to arrive.
At this time, we do not have any COVID vaccines in stock except for the bivalent COVID vaccine specifically for patients who are:
We ask for your understanding as we have no control over when we will get our next shipment of COVID vaccines. Please continue to check our website for any updates. In the meantime, we have closed the COVID Solv Clinic until Mid May. We will update it as soon as we receive our orders.
We wanted to update everyone on our office power issues. Power at the Orinda office is currently back on. However, the elevators in our Berkeley office are currently down. The building maintenance crew are working on fixing them now and we will let you know once they are back up and running.
As of 2:50pm, the power is out in our Orinda office. If you need to reach us, you can still call at us at (925) 438-1100 for urgent matters only. As of now, our doctors are still seeing patients who have a scheduled appointment. We will keep you posted as things change. Stay tuned!
Starting March 1st, the Solv Flu Clinic will be closed until we need to reopen it again for the next flu vaccine season. If your child needs to get a 2nd flu vaccine, the receptionist will help schedule a nurse shot visit when you check out after your well visit.
We are happy to announce that you can now make payments securely and directly through the patient portal with BluePay. You no longer need to log in to Instamed to make payments on your account.
We will be phasing out the Instamed payment option by the end of March, which also means that if you have a credit card on file with our office we will need to update this to our new platform. We hope to make this a smooth and easy transition.
We now have the Bivalent COVID-19 Booster available. Patients can receive this booster if it's been at least 2 months after their 2nd dose and/or last monovalent vaccine OR 3 months after they were positive for COVID-19.
Please use the link below to schedule your COVID-19 Booster appointment.
Coughing Quick Checks and Treatments
At-home treatments to help relieve your child's cough or breathing problems:
1) Clear mucus
2) Check temperature
3) If your child uses asthma medication (albuterol), try using the medication
If your child's skin has a blue or purple color change in conjunction with difficulty breathing, go to the ER or call 911 right away.
Not yet available! The CDC and FDA have approved bivalent COVID vaccine for under 5 years of age. East Bay Pediatrics is awaiting our shipment from CA Dept of Public Health. Once these vaccines are delivered, we will post again. Please do not sign up for a bivalent vaccine for this age group at this time. Your appointment will be canceled.
Reminder to all our families to think about the impact of your vote on children when you go to the polls on November 8. Our young adult patients have a short time to still register to vote if you have not yet.
Elections and Voter Information :: California Secretary of State
Updates and news from your doctors at EBP!