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COVID-19 Updated Guidelines

January 5, 2022

While we try our best to accommodate all our patients for visits and testing, here are some general guidelines: -Our office is currently experiencing an unprecedented number of requests for sick visits and Covid testing.  Please be patient with us as we try navigate taking care of our sickest patients.  We do not have in office testing.…

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Update

November 4, 2021

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use authorization for children ages 5 through 11 this week. While this vaccine has been available for adults and children 12 and up for some time, we know many of you may have questions about the vaccine for children and how to get one for your child. The pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through…

Flu shot season is here!

September 15, 2021

Please call the office to schedule your child(ren)’s flu vaccine now. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, we will be offering flu shots in a drive through flu clinic again this year in the parking lot in the back of our building.   These flu clinics will be on Saturday, October 2, 9, and 16, and Sunday, November 7. – These visits require an appointment. – You will follow…

5/19/21 Update about the COVID-19 Vaccine

May 14, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 years and older. We understand that many of you have questions regarding the vaccine, its safety, and how to secure a vaccine for your child. At this time, our office will not be carrying any of the COVID-19 vaccines. All children who…

Important Updates About the COVID-19 Vaccine

March 29, 2021

The governor of Connecticut has recently updated it’s timeline for vaccine eligibility. The new update suggests that all Connecticut residents over the age of 16 will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine starting tentatively April 5th. We understand that many of you have questions regarding the vaccine, its safety, and how to secure a vaccine…

New COVID-19 Office Policies

November 1, 2020

During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are trying our best to keep you updated through our website and Facebook page. Please check back often as medical information and advice is evolving constantly. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we make appropriate changes to our practice. To help decrease the spread of COVID-19, we have limited…

AAP Backs New ACIP Recommendation on Influenza Vaccine

August 24, 2016

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its recommendations for flu vaccine administration this year, stating that children 6 months and older should not be vaccinated with the live attenuated influenza (aka. Flumist) due to lack of efficacy. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees with this recommendation, stating children should be vaccinated…

Hamden Pediatrics is Going Electronic!

June 13, 2016

Hamden Pediatrics is proud to announce the launch of its brand new EHR (Electronic Health Record). With this new system, all of our patients records will be digitalized, with prescriptions being electronically sent to pharmacies. We ask that you excuse us while we work out the kinks. Be prepared at all of your children’s visits…