Kids Counting Sheep… Kids Sleep, You Sleep

Pediatrics West is proud to introduce Kids Counting Sheep, a new program designed to assist parents through the sleep training process.

Are you exhausted and in need of a sleep makeover? Does your newborn wake throughout the night?

Does your toddler climb into your bed?

Is your school aged child waking exhausted and cranky?

Is your teenager getting too little sleep?

We can help!

Call 978-577-0437 today to work with our certified sleep consultant to discuss your personal situation and the options to create a sleep assessment plan for your child.

 

About Us:

Susan Kelleher

is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been seeing patients at Pediatrics West since 1989. She received her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland as a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing while she worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Harriett Lane clinic and Pediatric Emergency Room. Her special interest is in sleep hygiene and training. Susan sees all ages from newborn through the college years. Susan is a Certified Sleep Consultant by the Family Sleep Institute.

Intake forms for infants/toddlers can be found here: Intake Form

Intake forms for school aged children can be found here: Intake Form

 

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Flu Mist is now available

We are not booking appointments for injectable vaccine for patients over age 3 until further notice.

You can click on request an appointment (preferred) or call our office at 978-577-0437 to schedule a flu mist vaccine for your child.

Although we only have 1 new clinic at this time we do have flu mist available during most clinics. 

We do have injectable vaccine for patients under age 3 as well as booster for this age group.

Walk ins may be turned away.

Live Nasal Flu Spray (Flu Mist) is available to patients who are 2 and older and who are healthy.

Please include the following information with your request:

  • Patient(s) name
  • DOB
  • Date / Time requested
  • Location

If the time requested is not available, we will book your appointment in the next available spot.
You will receive a confirmation via text or e-mail regarding the time. Please call the office to reschedule if needed. 

Influenza vaccine is grown in eggs

Patients with a true egg allergy will need to contact their allergist to find out whether they can receive the flu vaccine. If yes, the vaccine will need to be given by the allergist.

Allergy West patients with egg allergies can contact Dianne at 978-619-5447 to schedule an appointment to get the flu vaccine in that office. Patients who can tolerate eggs that are cooked or in baked goods can safely get the flu shot at Pediatrics West, but will need to wait in the office for 30 minutes following for observation. These patients will not be scheduled in flu clinics.

 Visit the CDC website for more information regarding people with egg allergies.

Please call the office at (978) 577-0437 if your child has already received the flu vaccine so that medical records can be updated.

 Thank you for helping us make this flu season run smoothly!

Westford Flu Clinics

    DAY DATE TIME
    Thursday 11/6/14 Noon – 5:00pm
  Low stimulus clinic Friday 11/7/14 5:30pm – 8:00pm
 
    Tuesday 11/11/14 10:00am – 5:00pm
    Thursday 11/13/14 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    Friday 11/28/14 9:00am – 5:00pm

  Fitchburg Flu Clinics

    DAY DATE TIME
    Sunday 11/9/14 9:00am – 2:00pm
    Saturday 11/22/14 9:00am – 2:00pm
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Information about Ebola

Pediatrics West wishes to provide information to our patients about the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone). Although there is very little risk at this point in the United States, it is important that we are prepared to screen and offer guidance to our patients.

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Updated Flu Clinic Information

You can click on request an appointment (preferred) or call our office at 978-577-0437 to schedule a flu vaccine for your child.

These clinics are for injectable vaccine unless otherwise specified and are by appointment only.

Walk ins may be turned away.

Injectable flu vaccine is available for patients 6 months and older.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

Please include the following information with your request:

  • Patient name/DOB and sibling(s) name/DOB if applicable
  • Please be specific in your request about the date,      time and location you would prefer. It would also be helpful if a time range is given when you are available.

If the time requested is not available, we will book your appointment in the next available spot. You will receive a confirmation via text or e-mail regarding the time. Please call the office to reschedule if needed.

Please note that we are currently unable to schedule booster doses. We will notify you when they become available.

If your child has a Well Visit scheduled, he/she can receive the flu vaccine at that time.

Influenza vaccine is grown in eggs

Patients with a true egg allergy will need to contact their allergist to find out whether they can receive the flu vaccine. If yes, the vaccine will need to be given by the allergist.

Allergy West patients with egg allergies can contact their office at 978-619-5447 to schedule an appointment to get the flu vaccine in that office. Patients who can tolerate eggs that are cooked or in baked goods can safely get the flu shot at Pediatrics West, but will need to wait in the office for 30 minutes following for observation.

These patients will not be scheduled in flu clinics.

 Visit the CDC website for more information regarding people with egg allergies.

Please contact the office if your child has already received the flu vaccine so that medical records can be updated.

Thank you for helping us make this flu season run smoothly!

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