Updated 31 Jan 2024
CHADIS Developmental Screens-Save time ! We are starting a new online developmental screening program 11 Jan 2024 so you can complete developmental screens and ADHD scales on your phone or computer before the appointment to save time! (CHADIS Infographic) You (or your child if a teen) should get an invitation to sign into your patient portal to complete the forms. The link to the portal is at the top right of this page and also here.
COVID Vaccine – We have the updated Fall 2023 Moderna COVID vaccine and unfortunately we are seeing the winter holiday COVID rate increase again. The updated vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, especially our elders- remind the grandparents! Pfizer COVID vaccine is available at local health departments.
Flu vaccine is available at all 3 offices, please call for an appointment. Flu vaccine is important especially for young children, elderly and pregnant people. Last year was a bad flu season – click here to see Families Fighting Flu season in review.
We are seeing so much flu at the office now and nationally (purple is the highest flu level)- Please get a flu vaccine ASAP!
We are a Vaccinating Practice
Sandhills Pediatrics is a vaccinating practice – for the health and safety of our patients and our community. Vaccines prevent serious illnesses and save lives.
Children and young adults should receive all recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers of Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Paxlovid (an oral anti COVID medicine) is available for high risk patients who test positive for COVID, are 12 yo+ and >88 pounds. NC DHHS has a new telemedicine program for those who don’t have a doctor.
If you have questions about the vaccine, please call for an appointment so we can answer your questions!
Sandhills Pediatrics vaccinates patients 6 mo + and any family members. Please call for an appointment or ask us about it next time you are in the office.
Breastfeeding– is a reason to get the COVID vaccination (protects mom and maybe even baby) and we encourage all of our nursing mothers to receive it.
Pregnancy– CDC issued an urgent appeal for ALL pregnant people to get vaccinated 29 Sep 2021. The American College of OBGYN now strongly recommends vaccination for pregnant individuals – see here. For more answers about breastfeeding and other COVID vaccine questions, click here to access the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia vaccine education center.
Looking for information on Coronavirus COVID-19? New information is available daily, so we’d like to point you to the continuously updated CDC website for the most reliable information. We recommend you follow the sensible precautions from the American Academy of Pediatrics provided here. To help us keep your child and other patients healthy, if you suspect your child has a Coronavirus COVID-19 infection, please do not come to walk-in clinic! Call us and let us know about possible exposures so we can discuss the best plan to provide safe and high quality care.