September 25, 2019 -- Flu vaccine is now available for all children 6 months and older (either private or Medi-Cal insurance).
1) If your child is due for a well child visit between now and the end of November, he or she can receive the flu vaccine at their well child visit. If your child is not due for a well visit before December, please call our office to schedule OR self-schedule a flu vaccine appointment on the Patient Portal for your child to receive a flu vaccine.
2) To make an appointment online for your child to receive a flu vaccine, log in to our Patient Portal, select your child’s name, and click on the “Flu Clinic” tab to self-schedule an appointment during our flu clinic hours (offered on most Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:15PM). If you are having trouble scheduling an appointment through the Portal or need a time other than during our flu clinic hours, please call our office to schedule a flu vaccine appointment.
3) Please remember that a flu vaccine appointment allows only enough time for your child to receive the flu vaccine. If your child needs to be seen by the doctor for any issues other than simply receiving a flu vaccine, please call our office to make a regular ill visit or well check appointment instead.
4) A yearly flu vaccine is recommended for all kids aged 6 months to 18 years old.
September 23, 2019 -- Flu vaccine is now available for children with private insurance. We now have flu vaccine available for children age 6 months and older for private insurance.
September 16, 2019 -- Check out these new and updated articles from HealthyChildren.org:
5 Ways to Improve Your Family’s Eating Habits
Feeling Overwhelmed with Parenting Demands?
Disasters and Your Family: Why to Be Prepared
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: FAQs of Parents and Families
Alcohol and Breast Milk
School Attendance, Truancy & Chronic Absenteeism: What Parents Need to Know
Check out these great behavior articles from the Child Mind Institute:
Helping Kids Back Into the School Routine – With praise, understanding, and some structure you can smooth out back-to-school jitters
Finding the Balance with After-School Activities – Helping kids choose extracurricular activities that work for them, without the stress
Tips For Getting Off to a Good Start in High School – Strong, realistic study habits make all the difference
Strategies to Make Homework Go More Smoothly – routines and incentive systems to help kids succeed
Can Screen Time Be Educational for Toddlers? – How to choose media that’s good for children
Encouraging Good Sleep Habits – Tips for helping kids fall – and stay – asleep