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An Important Reminder About the Flu Vaccine

Your child's continued good health is very important to us, and flu season is on it's way. The single best way to help protect your child, your self and your family from getting the flu is to get a flu vaccination.

 

Why is getting the flu vaccination so important? Here are some facts that you may not know:

1. The flu vaccine is essential for children.

The flu virus is common and unpredictable, and it can cause serious complications and death, even in healthy children.

2. Now is the time to get vaccinated.

Influenza vaccine shipments have already begun, and will continue through the fall and winter.

3. This year's flu vaccine is only available as a shot.

4. It doesn't matter which form of the vaccine you get.

The quadrivalent influenza vaccines for the 2017-2018 season contain the same three strains.

5. You can't get the flu from the flu vaccine.

Flu vaccines are made from killed viruses. Mild symptoms, such as nausea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, and chills, can occur.

6. If you catch the flu and are vaccinated, you will get a milder form of the disease.

People who are not vaccinated will likely be in bed with fever and miserable and even could develop a complication.

7. The influenza vaccine doesn't cause autism.

A robust body of research continues to show that the influenza vaccine is safe and is not associated with autism.

8. The flu vaccine can be given at the same time as other vaccines.

9. Children with egg allergy can get the flu vaccine.

The flu vaccine is especially important for children 5 years old and younger and adults 65 years old and older, as both groups are considered at high risk for complications from the flu.

 

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exception, receive the flu vaccine every year.

 

Please call our office today at (404) 296-3800, or contact us through the patient portal, to set up a time to get your child(ren) immunized against the flu.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain

 

(The above information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics)  


Welcome to The Pediatric Center
of Stone Mountain!

The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain was established in 1976 by Drs. Edward and Jaquelin Gotlieb. Since that time the practice has remained on Memorial Drive due to their strong commitment to the families and children in the Stone Mountain and surrounding areas. 

Our practice also provides Behavioral Health and Counseling Services.  Margaret Duly, LCSW and Mary Kathleen Allen, LPC along with Dr. Edward Gotlieb, the Medical Director of the department,  have been helping children, adolescences and families with  school problems, access to community services, counseling services, assistance with behavior issues, to include diagnosis and management of ADD and ADHD for more than 20 years. 

In our continued effort to provide the highest level of excellence regarding the care of our patients, The Pediatric Center underwent the process of meeting all criteria and applying for certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home. 

On October 26, 2012 we received our Recognition from NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. This is the highest level of Recognition available. It means that The Pediatric Center adheres to national standards for providing exceptional care and management of patients and their families.

We are all dedicated to caring for your children as if they were family. We are here to listen, educate, and guide you through their development so that they will lead healthy, happy, and productive lives. We realize the trust you have put in us, and welcome you to The Pediatric Center family.

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