COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Starting March 25, 2021, Georgians age 16 and over are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
While we still do not have the vaccine in our office, we do recommend vaccinations for everyone 16 and over. Currently, the only vaccine approved for 16-18 years is Pfizer, so make sure if appointment is made for your teen they are getting that vaccine.
Pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine at MyVaccineGeorgia.com.
TeleVisits are now being offered. Please initiate request, via patient portal.
Our practice is scheduling well child exams as well as seeing sick patients. we also offer rapid and PCR Covid-19 testing for our patients.
As you aware, COVID-19 has created a sense of panic in our community. We want to assure our patients and families that ABC Pediatrics is available to treat our families in this time of uncertainty. We are constantly monitoring the updates from the Center for Disease Control as well the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Here are some ways that our practice is protecting our patients, their families and our staff:
Our facility is already designed to separate well patients from sick patients with a separate ventilation system.
All toys, books and magazines have been removed from the well waiting room, and our sick waiting room has been closed.
For sick visits, parents should wait in the car until their appointment time and our staff will send a text when it is okay to enter the building. This procedure is also an option for well visits.
Exam rooms have been designated well or sick only.
All hardware in the exam rooms are wiped down after every patient visit. Our staff continues to make sure each room and equipment is properly disposed of or sanitized.
Our providers have divided the patients so that providers will only see sick or well patients for the entire day. With that said, your child's previously scheduled visit may be moved to another provider to ensure that the well and sick children are not being exposed to the same providers, same staff or same rooms.
In order to limit COVID-19 exposure, we only allow two parents/guardians in the exam room for well-child visits for patients 6 months and younger. We will limit one parent/guardian allowed in the exam room during all other visits.
We have streamlined our check out process so the patients will not be checking out at the same time. Patients are now being checked out in the exam rooms as much as possible.
If parents feel more comfortable waiting in their cars until their appointment time, we have implemented a text message system to notify the parents or caregivers that the patient will be called back shortly and to re-enter the building.
Our providers have implemented telemedicine/virtual visits for your convenience.
We will provide updates as available. Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions or concerns.
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