Myocarditis and COVID19

We have had many questions about the reports of myocarditis after receiving the COVID vaccine.  Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart tissue.  This is a rare complication of common infections in children, including infections like the flu, hand, foot and mouth disease and COVID. Even some routine vaccines have been associated with myocarditis, including

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Your COVID Vaccine Questions Answered

With the approval to give the Pfizer COVID vaccine to adolescents ages 12 and older, many families still have questions about the vaccine.  Drs. Perriello and Armengol sat down this week to discuss the most frequently asked questions for our patients.  As always we are happy to discuss any other questions or concern that you

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Registering for the COVID-19 vaccine

We encourage all of our patients who will be 16 years old and older by this summer along with their family members to get registered for the COVID vaccine.  This is especially important if you have risk factors or are a front-line worker including teens who plan to work at a camp or something like

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COVID-19 Testing Updates

We are thrilled that more students in our district are being given the opportunity to return to the classroom, but we also know that more families may have to undergo a COVID-19 evaluation to get back to the classroom after a minor illness.  We have come a very long way since last March when turn

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AAP Guidance on COVID-19 in Educational Settings

Educational Settings & COVID-19: Commonly Asked Questions  Am I going to get COVID-19 by teaching in the classroom?  Research has shown that teachers and staff do not have significantly increased risks compared to other  occupations. In schools, the biggest risk is adult-to-adult spread when mitigation is not being followed,  such as eating/meeting close together without

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School Reopening

More and more students in our area are being given the chance to return to in-person learning, and it has been a long and weary time since last March for many of you.  Some families are still feeling uncertain about what this means, and what is being done to protect students and staff returning to

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