The 2022-23 seasonal influenza vaccine is now available at Renton Pediatrics for any child age 6 months and older. We will be offering Saturday morning Flu Vaccine Clinics starting on October 1st. These clinics will be by appointment only, so please call us first to schedule. We will also be offering appointments throughout the week if you cannot make one of the Saturday clinics. Your child is also able to receive a flu vaccine during any normal doctor’s appointment/well child visit.
Dr. Shwartz is currently on maternity leave. Her patients will be well taken care of when she is gone! We welcome Dr Huang to Renton Pediatrics, who is helping to cover her patients on Mondays and Wednesdays. Dr. Peyton Gaunt, who retired several years ago, will also be returning to help us while Dr Shwartz is on leave. He will be available on Fridays, beginning September 23rd.
The new bivalent booster, which includes a component that specifically targets the omicron variant, has been authorized for use in children ages 12 and up! We currently do not have a supply available at our clinic. Please call your local pharmacy or community vaccine provider to set up a booster vaccine appointment for your children age 12 and over.
FAMILY MEMBERS ALLOWED
We are working hard to keep all of our patients and families safe here in the office and are our modifying policies we put in place in 2020. We will now allow two healthy, masked family members, without any illness symptoms, to accompany the patient to appointments.
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED
Our policy remains that everyone over the age of two that enter our clinic remain masked, regardless of vaccination status, throughout the entire visit. This follows CDC guidelines for healthcare settings. Please help us by bringing a mask to your clinic visit!