April 25 to May 2nd is National Infant Immunization Week! For over 25 years this week has served as a constant reminder that we have the “power to protect” our children from vaccine preventable diseases that can be life threatening. In this pandemic the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that “doctors prioritize in-person newborn care and well visits and immunizations of infants and young children”. A recent New York Times report states that “immunizations are dropping at a dangerous rate, putting millions of children at risk for measles, whooping cough and other life-threatening illnesses”.
We feel is is imperative now more than ever that we stay diligent to protect our patients against any such diseases. Please remember that we have designated our One Newton Place office for important well child visits and immunizations! We have put in place a safe check-in process and precautions for your visit (see below). We stand firm in the care of your child and we will be with your family through this challenging time.