Testing and Vaccination
NC Pediatrics provides COVID-19 PCR testing for our patients.
Request a Test
If your child is traveling in the near future or has been exposed to someone that tested positive and you want him/her to get tested, please call the office to schedule an in-office test. If your child is showing symptoms and you are considering testing, please call the office and schedule a visit,
VACCINATION FOR 5YRS AND OLDER
The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages children ages 5 years and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine series consists of two doses, separated by 21 days. The pediatric dose is a smaller dose than the adult dose. In clinical trials, vaccination was nearly 91% effective in preventing COVID-19 among children aged 5-11. Vaccine side effects were mild, self-limiting, and similar to those seen with other vaccines recommended for children.
New Canaan Pediatrics encourages all our families to get vaccinated. Unfortunately, we do not have the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. Please click the link below to learn more about where your family can get protected.
The following are some trusted resources to help better understand more about COVID-19.
Helpful Article on Covid-19 Vaccine for children: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/05/04/kids-covid-vaccines-anti-vax-propaganda/?fbclid=IwAR1OtX20e_o-5BGQlic-W9N23KS_AHycEIhiU59SBtFtfIZNrggjW-GkD3o
Another article on Covid-19 Vaccine and Children: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/health/pfizer-covid-vaccine-teens.amp.html
Interesting Article on Breastfeeding and Covid Vaccine: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/health/covid-vaccine-breast-milk.amp.html
CDC Website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
American Academy of Pediatrics – Healthy Children: www.healthychildren.org
Yale Hotline – A “live” hotline for all your COVID-19 related questions: 203-688-1700