Update 19 July 2021- COVID19 disease rates are increasing again in NC and it is very important that everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated get protected ASAP since Delta Variant is spreading quickly. The vaccine is very safe and protects against even the much more contagious Delta Variant. If you have questions about the vaccine, please call for an appointment so we can answer your questions!
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Great news- FDA, ACIP & CDC have authorized Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine for people 12 yo and older! Sandhills Pediatrics is vaccinating patients 12 yo + and any family members. Please call for an appointment or ask us about it next time you are in the office.
Vaccine finder website <https://myspot.nc.gov/> Vaccine is also available at many local health departments (Moore County 910-947-SHOT) and many local pharmacies, but you need to call and confirm with them that they have Pfizer COVID19 vaccine for those <18yo. We would like everyone to get protected ASAP against this horrible disease- please talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns!
Young adults 12 years old until the day they turn 18 years old should receive the Pfizer vaccine, two doses given 21 days apart. Adults 18 years and older can receive any of the authorized COVID vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson &Johnson).
Breastfeeding is NOT a reason not to get to COVID vaccination, and we encourage all of our nursing mothers to receive it. 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.