New Fall Hours and Flu Clinics start October 1,2015
Fall - Winter Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm (lunch 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm) and Thursday 8:00 am until noon.
Flu Vaccination updates of 11/8/15:
We are still out of FluMist and are running low on infant doses as well - We hope to get another shipment in for both but have not been given a release date yet. Once these arrive, we will post here on the website as well as Facebook. There is still plenty of Inactivated Influenza (Flu shot) for ages 3 yrs to adult.
2015 - 2016 Flu Clinics : (walk-in/no appointment needed) will begin on continue through December 31st: Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00pm & 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm and Thursday from 8:30 am until noon. Mondays and Fridays are by appointment only.
Vickery Pediatrics On- Call Policy
1. An on-call service is available to all of our patients during evening, weekend and holiday hours.
2. We are proud to provide excellent after-hours advice by registered nurses through Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. They will be able to direct you to your next plan of action.
3. Dr. Delaney, Dr. Halloran or Dr. Munshi are available for emergent situations as a back-up to the CHOA nurse advice – line.
4. All routine questions will be addressed during weekday working hours.
5. All refills will be filled during regular weekday hours.
6. Antibiotics and other medications will not be called in outside of regular office hours.
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Welcome To Vickery Pediatrics
At Vickery Pediatrics, we treat your child as if they were one of our own. From their first visit, we strive to provide individualized care that is tailored to meet your child’s unique needs. We enjoy becoming a partner in your medical family and watching your child grow and thrive over the years.
We are a small family-oriented practice. The advantage of this, to you as a parent, is that by seeing the same doctor consistently your child can receive the best continuity of care. Our physicians are Board Certified in Pediatrics. We pride ourselves on constantly striving to improve our services with the latest technology available and adhering to the highest standards of care in the industry. Our office uses only electronic medical records (EMR). This allows our doctors and patients access 24/7 to their medical information through our website and Patient Portal (secure login).
High-Lights of AAP Influenza 2015 – 2016 Season Recommendations…
1. As we have suspected given our recent sick volume… There is concern that the influenza season may start early in the fall/winter, have more than one disease peak and extend into late spring. Therefore, all health care personnel, parents, caregivers and children 6 months and older (especially children at high risk of complications from influenza) should be immunized against influenza as soon as possible. There is no evidence that administering the vaccine early in the influenza season increases the risk of infection.
2. Vaccine composition has changed. The influenza vaccine for the 2015-’16 season is available in both trivalent and quadrivalent formulations (no preference). The trivalent vaccine contains the following virus strains: A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus, A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus and B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage). The quadrivalent influenza vaccine includes the same three strains as the trivalent vaccine plus B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (B/Victoria lineage). The influenza A (H3N2) and B (Yamagata lineage) vaccine strains differ from those contained in the 2014-’15 seasonal vaccines.
3. The recommendation for booster doses for children 6 months through 8 years is unchanged from last year. Children 6 months through 8 years receiving the seasonal influenza vaccine for the first time should receive a second dose this season at least four weeks after the first dose. Children 6 months through 8 years need only one dose if they have received at least two doses of seasonal influenza vaccine prior to July 1, 2015.
4. Flumist use in children with asthma or other chronic illnesses (likely due to legal issues) is no longer recommended … The safety of LAIV in people with a history of asthma, diabetes mellitus or other high-risk medical conditions associated with an elevated risk of complications from influenza has not been established. These conditions are listed as precautions in the LAIV package insert. Although LAIV has been used in young children with some chronic medical conditions, including asthma, outside the U.S., data is considered insufficient to support a recommendation for such use in the U.S.
5. Families with children under 5 are encouraged to be immunized against influenza … To reduce the risk of contagion; this practice (called “cocooning”) helps protect children at high risk of influenza-related complications, such as small children under 5 yrs. and infants who are too young to be immunized.
6. And now about Tamiflu (please see related article under our “recent posts” section for full details)… It is recommended that children who are showing symptoms of influenza (especially in any hospitalized child or children who are at high risk of complications) should be seen by their physician immediately. If clinically presumed to have influenza disease in which a decrease in duration of clinical symptoms is felt to be warranted, they should be offered treatment as early as possible. However, it must be understood that the greatest effect on outcome will occur if treatment is initiated within 48 hours of illness onset.