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Elissa Rubin, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
Deborah Saunders, MD, FAAP, FSAHM
Sharon Somekh, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, RLC
Sheeba Johnson, MD, FAAP
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Next Meet the Doctors
Nov. 15th


I am so excited to present to all of you a book that was written by my dear friend, Shani Thornton. She is a child life expert who is also going to be offering some seminars in our wellness center in the next few months. The book is entitled "Time For You Checkup". It is a book she wrote to help prepare children and families for what will occur at a doctor visit. All of the photographs in the book are of our office and of me being the doctor. Both my daughters, my husband, Shani and her sons are in the book as well. There will be copies of this book in the waiting rooms to help kids prepare for their visits. If you want to get the book in advance, it is available in paper and kindle on Amazon. At Happy and Healthy Pediatrics we are very concerned about having the children in our practice have a positive experience here during their visits. Visit this link for more information and details on how to get your very own book:
http://www.amazon.com/Its-Time-For-Your-Checkup-ebook/dp/B00HOJERJ0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389039662&sr=8-2&keywords=shani+thornton
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Flu Vaccine Update and more info on enterovirus:

Due to a nationwide flu shortage we are unable to provide all preservative free flu vaccines like we did in previous flu seasons. Below is a list of the types of the flu vaccines that have arrived:

We have preservative-free flu shots for children less than the age of 3 years.

We have flumist in stock which is preservative-free for children > 2 years of age. This should not be used in children who wheeze.

We have quadrivalent (protects against 4 strains) flu shots for children older than the age of 3 years which does contain preservative. This is the flu vaccine for children who wheeze.

We have trivalent (protects against 3 strains) flu shots for adults up until the age of 65 years which does contain preservative.

WE ARE NOW ABLE TO VACCINATE ADULTS AGAIN DUE TO AN INCREASED SUPPLY-both the trivalent flu shots and flu mist. The flumist is approved for adults up to the age of 49 years. 

Please call to make an appointment for your flu vaccine ASAP.
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