Monkeypox in Children FAQs

Monkeypox in Children Frequently Asked Questions Keep you and your child’s VACCINES up to date DOWNLOAD THE PDF 1. What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease caused by monkeypox virus. The monkeypox virus is in the same family of viruses that causes smallpox, an infection that has been long eradicated. Monkey pox got…

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COVID Testing

Antigen testing is the home version, PCR testing is what is done in hospitals and labs There is NO need to get confirmation PCR if your child was exposed, has symptoms and tested positive on a rapid home test. Rapid test kits are very helpful if positive.  There are some false negatives.  If you suspect COVID and…

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Return To Sports Post COVID Infection

Applies to athletes >12 years old with NO known heart disease. If your team/school requires a clearance form we are happy to help. We have received a large volume of requests and are trying to accommodate everyone as quickly as possible. To expedite this process, we are offering clearance via a phone visit. You can…

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COVID-19 Update | June 2022

COVID Testing Fee Update Government funding for free COVID testing is running out. Some providers have run out of funds entirely while some providers will be running out shortly. Therefore, you may start being charged as part of your insurance benefit, similar to the cost of any other lab test. If you don’t have insurance, you…

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About National Infant Formula Shortages

Dear Stamford Pediatrics Families, Regarding the shortage of infant formula, we completely understand your frustration, and we feel just as frustrated and helpless as you do. Formula samples of all types are nearly depleted in both of our offices with no sign of replenishment in the near future despite our continuing best efforts. Please read…

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COVID Vaccine Booster Update For Patients 12 To 17 Years Old

Stamford Pediatric Associates endorses and encourages the FDA-authorized Pfizer booster for 16 and 17 year olds six months after completion of their two-dose primary series. For more information about COVID 19 vaccinations click the link below. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously on November 2nd 2021 to…

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Myocarditis, Fertility Issues, and Long Term Vaccine Effects.

The vaccine experts at CHOP address your concerns. It’s understandable that some parents want more information before getting their young children vaccinated against COVID-19, so this month’s feature article aims to address three factors to assist parents’ decision-making. READ MORE

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