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COVID-19

Dear PediatriCare Associates Family:

AS WE CAN NOT HOLD OUR ANNUAL FLU CARNIVAL DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC, WE WILL HOWEVER BE HOLDING OUTDOOR FLU CLINICS AT OUR WOODLAND PARK AND FAIRLAWN OFFICE IN THE PARKING LOT. PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT.

PediatriCare Associates Outdoor Flu Clinics 

We ask that everyone arrive ON TIME to our outdoor FLU clinics; and ask that everyone wear a mask, including all children unless they younger than 2 years of age.  Please dress children in loose clothing. Please note that children under 3 will receive their FLU vaccine in their thigh.

We will not be able to accommodate last minute appointments, or addons due to the process we will have in place to assure everyone’s safety by adhering to social distancing as mandated by the CDC and State of New Jersey.

All patients will receive a “FLU CHECK-IN PACKET”, once they check in at our check-in table; and then you will proceed to one of our FLU tents.  You will then hand the packet to a nurse, receive your shot and leave with a copy of the vaccine record promptly.

Important Notes for this year’s Outdoor FLU Clinics 

·       Please complete the Screening Checklist, found on our website at www.PediatricareAssociates.com, under the FLU TAB at the top of the page

·     If you answer yes to any of the questions on the Screening Checklist your child will not be eligible to receive their FLU shot at the Outdoor FLU Clinic

·       There will be NO availability to speak with a doctor at the FLU Clinic

·     The temperature for the child, adolescent and chaperone will be taken at the check-in table and must be under 100 degrees to receive a FLU shot

·       On the day of the weekend Fair Lawn office FLU Outdoor Clinic, our sick patients will be seen in our Pompton Office by appointment


AS A REMINDER WE WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER FLU CLINICS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK AT ALL LOCATIONS BY APPOINTMENT AND ATTEMPT TO VACCINATE OUR PATIENTS AT THEIR CHECKUPS AND SICK VISITS WHEN APPROPRIATE

If you need to visit any of our locations, please adhere to the call for all Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of the coronavirus; and when you enter our office, we will enforce one parent or guardian and we will be taking your temperature.

The staff and doctors at PediatriCare Associates have been your partner in the healthcare and the well being of your children for over 40 years.

During the last several weeks, our practice has heard many concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID19).

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Have an afternoon of food-tasting.

Gather your family together to research at least 3-5 varieties of one type of food (i.e., fruit, vegetable, or nut). Talk about the unique qualities of the food and a little about its history (i.e., when it was discovered or what it is known for). Lead the family in a taste test of the different varieties of the food, or prepare the food several different ways and have everyone choose their favorite. For example, an apple could be prepared as apple snack wedges, applesauce, apple cider, and baked apples. You could also present similar types of vegetables, such as collard greens, spinach, kale, and mustard greens. Talk about differences in their taste. Pick fall favorites, or be adventurous and try new things.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/fruits_vegetables.html

Be active outdoors and indoors.

Make fall yard work fun. Have kids come up with different ways to pick up leaves or pine cones (i.e., squatting, bending, leaning, stretching, or balancing on one foot). Sing, dance, and explore. Provide kids with rakes and other tools that are kid-sized for comfort and safety. For indoor fun, play board games and computer games that encourage physical activity. Have a song-and-dance talent show. Draw, color, and explore with health in mind. Remember that children and adolescents should be active for at least one hour a day, and adults should be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen and insect repellent to protect you and your family from the sun, mosquitoes, and ticks.

http://www.cdc.gov/family/kidautumngames/index.htm

Check out your teen’s job.

A job can be very rewarding for a teen as he/she gains hands-on experience, earns extra income, and learns new skills. However, sometimes what’s required for the job is beyond what a teen can handle. In 2005, 54 youth under age 18 died from work-related injuries. It is estimated that approximately 160,000 youth sustain work-related injuries and illnesses each year. Take an active role in your child’s employment, and know the laws. Be alert for signs of fatigue or stress as your child tries to balance the demands of work, school, home, and extracurricular activities.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/youth/

Check the safety of toys and other products.

Check to see if any of your family’s toys, jewelry, clothing, appliances, furniture, and other products have been recalled due to lead paint or other potential hazards. As you begin thinking about toys and gifts for upcoming events and holidays, make sure they are age-appropriate. Ensure playground equipment is safe. For fall festivals, events, and Halloween, take steps to keep kids safe and away from potential dangers.

http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/index.htm

Do as you say.

It’s easy to tell your family what to do. But, it’s even better to show them what to do and how to do it. Start the fall off with healthy habits. Eat healthy, be active, get check-ups, get appropriate vaccinations (including flu), be smoke-free, manage stress, wear seat belts, wash hands, wear helmets, and more. Build healthy relationships. Teach your kids how to avoid and reduce conflicts.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Get involved in school.

When parents and educators work together, safety becomes a lifesaving priority that benefits the entire community. Safety should be on every student’s back-to-school list. Whether it is by car, bus, bike, or foot, the minute a child leaves his or her home, safety becomes a concern. Safety is important at school, both in the classroom and during activities. Make sure your child knows what to do in an emergency.

Be Prepared in Every Situation: Website for Kids (DHS)

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest about our services.

PediatriCare Associates
Fair Lawn
20-20 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn,NJ 07410
Phone: (201) 791-4545
Fax: (201) 791-3765
PediatriCare Associates
Hackensack
90 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack,NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 342-4001
Fax: (201) 342-9569
PediatriCare Associates
Mahwah
400 Franklin Turnpike
Mahwah,NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 529-4545
Fax: (201) 529-1596
PediatriCare Associates
Pompton Plains
901 Route 23 South
Pompton Plains,NJ 07444
Phone: (973) 831-4545
Fax: (973) 831-1527
PediatriCare Associates
Woodland Park
1225 McBride Avenue
Woodland Park,NJ 07424
Phone: (973)-256-4545
Fax: (973)-826-8600