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Make Sure Kids Get Their Shots

28th August 2020

Harbor Health has important reminder for parents and caregivers

Making sure the children in your life are up to date on their vaccinations helps them stay healthy.  Keeping a child on schedule with vaccinations also helps limit the spread of serious diseases such as measles, whooping cough, and mumps.

Because of COVID-19, many parents and caregivers feel nervous about bringing a child in to the health center for vaccinations.

We can understand!  Keeping children safe is something we all want to do.

Our pediatrics team at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center and our family medicine providers at all of our health centers remind parents and caregivers that children still need protection from other illnesses that also spread easily and can make them very sick.

The best way to protect them is NOT to delay getting vaccines.

When should a child be vaccinated?

A child usually gets their first vaccine soon after they are born.  You can also ask your child’s provider about vaccines they may need by calling the office or sending a message through our patient portal.

You can find the updated schedule of vaccines from the CDC by clicking the link below:

CDC Vaccination Schedule 

Pediatrics and Family Medicine IS OPEN for Video/Phone and In-Person Appointments

Pediatrics at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center

Our pediatrics team sees patients ages newborn to age 21.  The team is offering video and phone, as well as in-person appointments.

The pediatrics team has taken important steps to make sure you and your children stay safe during your visit to the health center:

  1. We have divided the pediatrics office into a sick side and a well side. For vaccinations, you and your child will go to an exam room on the well side.
  2. Patient visits are spaced out so no one is waiting in the waiting room. We will bring you to an exam room right away.
  3. Our staff is masked and we ask you to wear one too. The CDC recommends wearing a fabric face covering to slow the spread of the virus but should not be used on children under the age of two.

Find helpful information on making a fabric face covering:

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To learn more about our pediatrics practice and providers, click the link below.

Learn About Pediatrics

Family Medicine at Harbor Health

Our family medicine providers in Dorchester, Plymouth, and Hyannis see children ages 2 and up.  They are offering video/phone and in-person appointments.

To learn more about the extra safety steps we are taking at the health center for in-person visits, click the link below.

Learn About Health and Safety

New Patients Welcome!