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Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg
Stacey A. Cummings, MD
Mark C. Downey, MD
Christie A. Dry, MD
Kristina N. Powell, MD
Georgia A. Prescott, MD

   

Flu Vaccine Available

We are now in flu season, while good hand-washing will help prevent infection, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend yearly vaccination for all children age 6 months through 18 years. Ask your physician about receiving the vaccine at any office visit. For your convenience we are offering Flu Clinics at our Williamsburg location.

Flu Clinic Schedule: : Please call our office at 757-564-7337 to book your 2013 Flu Vaccine appointment. Flu Vaccines are given on an appointment basis as walk-in appointments are not available.

  • Tuesday October 15 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 16 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 17 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 22 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 23 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 24 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 26 8:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, October 29 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 30 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 31 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 5 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 6 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 7 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 9 8:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, November 12 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 13 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 14 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 19 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 20 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 21 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 23 8:30 am to 11:00 am

The providers at PAW recommend you make your appointment for the flu vaccine as early as possible. Quantities are limited.

Fall Health Tips

The CDC recommends influenza vaccination for all children 6 months and up. If your child received the flu vaccine last year, he/she will only need one booster this year. If your child is under 9 and did not receive the flu vaccine last year, he/she will need a booster after 30 days. The flu vaccine protects us against influenza, a virus that causes high fevers, muscle aches, cough, vomiting and congestion. It is the leading cause of pneumonia in children. It can also lead to other complications like febrile seizures, ear infections, dehydration and sinus infections. It can be received as a traditional injection or as a live nasal spray. The nasal spray cannot be given if your child has received another live vaccine within 30 days, to our asthmatic children, or those who have use asthma medications within the past year. There have been changes this year regarding vaccinating children with egg allergies. We strongly encourage you to talk to a provider about your child and the flu vaccine this fall.

It is also the time of year for children to have allergy and asthma exacerbations. Please consider making an appointment to discuss a medication plan for your child for this upcoming year.

Lastly, we want to work with you to keep your children healthy and limit the number of illnesses they acquire. Don’t forget about hand washing, eating healthy, exercising and getting adequate sleep! Please call with any questions or concerns!

Parenting Classes

Please check out our classes section. We are excited to offer classes that are free of charge. Currently we are offering a newborn care class, a breastfeeding class, and an infant massage class.

Watch the video on Infant Massage from The Daily Press.

 

A New Addition to PAW

Please help us welcome Stacey Cummings, MD from Connecticut. She comes to us with strong training, including the honor of being a chief resident in Connecticut. She is accepting new patients.