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Our mission is to provide Children and Families with a Solid Foundation for Healthy Living
Newtown Center Pediatrics wishes you and your families a wonderful Holiday season. May it be filled with love, peace, and happiness. The office will be closed on December 7th afternoon for our Holiday Party, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. As always, call our office and the answering service will forward any questions or concerns to the doctor on call. On the days before and after these holidays, our office will be on a modified schedule.
During winter storms and emergencies, we will post office delays and closings here.
Based on availability, we are able to offer the RSV shot, Beyfortus, only to our vulnerable newborns and high risk infants. If a pregnant mother receives the RSV vaccine at least 2 weeks before delivery, then the infant does not need the RSV shot.
At the moment, we have the Moderna 6 months– 4 years of age COVID-19 vaccine in stock. The CDC and FDA have recommended that all children six months or older receive one bivalent COVID vaccine after completing or during their primary vaccine series. To find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you, search vaccines.gov.
Schedule your child's flu vaccine by appointment at our office. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. Help decrease the spread of colds/flu:
We understand how frustrating the recent shortage of ADHD medications is for parents. We are asking you to call your pharmacy to confirm availability of your child’s medication before we send in the prescription. If your regular pharmacy doesn’t have the medication in stock, try calling other pharmacies in your area. We are making every possible effort to send your ADHD prescription to a pharmacy as soon as you have confirmed the availability.
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Reach out to us for help if your child is showing signs of excessive stress or anxiety from troubling current events:
Before hospital discharge, your baby will be screened for many medical conditions, hearing loss and receive a Hepatitis B vaccination as recommended by the AAP. We recommend you book your appointment with us before leaving the hospital. We would like to see your baby 2-3 days after hospital discharge.
Call the office to schedule a lactation consultation in our office with Stephanie Pruchnik, LPN, IBCLC. She meets with parents in our breastfeeding suite for comfort and privacy. Stephanie is also available by phone to answer questions and offer support with breastfeeding. She can help with a multitude of challenges, from latching issues to concerns about milk supply.
We strive to honor all of our families' medical and personal needs as we move forward.
Let's build Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies Together!