Are Check-ups Still Important?

The quick answer is, yes. Absolutely. Yes.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued new guidance to ensure that children continue to receive ambulatory (outpatient) services during the pandemic.

  • This includes in person visits where community circumstances allow (that’s here in Abilene)
  • Telemedicine is now an option for appropriate circumstances (see our Pediatric Associates Telemedicine blog post for details)

The guidance stresses that CARE SHOULD NOT BE DELAYED DURING THE PANDEMIC, and there are new concerns surrounding possible outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases (measles, pertussis, etc) if large numbers of patients delay their vaccines.  This guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics is consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.

We remain committed to the health of your children. Please do not hesitate to call us with any concerns you may have about venturing out into the community during this time. We are happy to talk you through our mitigation strategies that have been in place since March 18th. We hope all of you are doing well and can’t wait to see you for your child’s next check up!

 

Pediatric Associates

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