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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Flu Vaccine is now available…

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.

Westford Flu Clinics

DAY DATE TIME
Monday 10/13/14 10:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 10/14/14 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10/18/14 9:00am - 2:00pm Mist only*
Tuesday 10/21/14 Noon      – 8:00pm
Thursday 10/23/14 2:00pm –   8:00pm
Saturday 10/25/14 9:00am –   2:00pm
Sunday 10/26/14 1:00pm –   5:00pm
Tuesday 10/28/14 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10/30/14 9:00am –   5:00pm
Tuesday 11/4/14 3:00pm –   6:00pm
Thursday 11/6/14 Noon – 5:00pm
Friday 11/7/14 5:30pm –   8:00pm
Tuesday 11/11/14 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 11/13/14 2:00pm –   5:00pm
Saturday 11/15/14 9:00am –   2:00pm

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

Groton Flu Clinics

DAY DATE TIME
Monday 10/13/14 10:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 10/14/14 5:30pm –   8:00pm
Thursday 10/16/14 4:00pm –   8:00pm
Monday 10/20/14 5:00pm –   8:00pm
Tuesday 10/21/14 5:30pm –   8:00pm
Wednesday 10/22/14 5:00pm –   8:00pm
Monday 10/27/14 5:00pm –   8:00pm
Tuesday 10/28/14 5:30pm –   8:00pm
Wednesday 10/29/14 5:00pm –   8:00pm
Tuesday 11/4/14 5:30pm –   8:00pm
Tuesday 11/11/14 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 11/13/14 2:00pm –   6:30pm
Friday 11/14/14 9:00am –   3:00pm


Fitchburg Flu Clinics

DAY DATE TIME
Monday 10/13/14 Noon – 5:00pm
Friday 11/7/14 3:00pm –   8:00pm
Friday 11/14/14 3:00pm –   8:00pm

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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October is National Bullying Prevention Month!

Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all age

Make friends with someone you don’t know at school

If you’ve ever been isolated from others at school or you were new at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out. Or even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel.

Make friends with someone at school who you don’t know. Invite them to sit at your lunch table or join you in an after school activity. You probably wish someone had done that for you.

Be a leader. Take action and don’t let anyone at school be in isolation.

When you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims.

If you don’t feel safe get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution — not the problem!

The Week of October 27th

Students can participate through social media or by printing cards (available on our partner’s  RFK Project SEATBELT website at www.ProjectSEATBELT.org) to hand out while trick-or-treating on Halloween. The cards urge community members to sign an online bullying prevention pledge to create environments of respect at home, at school, and in their community.

Parents and educators:  make RESPECT the norm at school, at home, and throughout the community by encouraging students to participate in Trick-or-Treat for Bullying Prevention. It takes an entire community to prevent bullying, and by participating, students can take an active role in making that happen. Registration is easy and all necessary materials are provided at www.projectseatbelt.org.

Students: mention prevention and win a bullying prevention event for your community! Engage your community in four simple steps:

1. Find your school district code at http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/districtsearch/

2. Register your participation at www.projectseatbelt.org.  Make sure you’re registered  under your school district code!

3. Download and print the pledge cards (as many as you need!). Be sure to fill in your school district code and don’t forget that you can also distribute pledge cards electronically through social media sites.

4. You’re ready to go! Start the conversation about bullying prevention by asking people in your community to pledge their support by following the instructions on their pledge card.

Robert F. Kennedy once said, “Every generation helps make their own future.” Do your part and help us change the culture of bullying, just as we’ve changed how we wear a seat belt in a car.

This information was brought to you by http://www.stompoutbullying.org please check out the website for more details and information.

Parents

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, there are several resources that may help.

  • Recognize the warning signs that your child is involved in bullying. They could be being bullied, bullying others, or witnessing bullying.  Although these signs could signal other issues, you should talk to your child if they display any sort of behavioral or emotional changes.  Many times kids won’t ask for help, so it is important to know what to look for. If your child is at immediate risk of harming himself or others, get help right away.
  • Learn what bullying is and what it is not. Understanding what bullying is is the first step in forming a plan to prevent or respond to bullying with your child. Many behaviors that look like bullying may be just as serious, but may require different response strategies.  You can also learn about:
    • The frequency of bullying;
    • Who is at risk for being bullied and bullying others; and
    • The effects of bullying

 

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