COVID 19 vaccination and myocarditis

A rare side effect of COVID-19 vaccination is myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle and surrounding tissue. This is an extremely rare side effect and of the cases that have occurred, most cases have been mild and children have recovered on their own or with minimal treatment.  THH Pediatrics strongly encourages everyone over 12 years old who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated, since the benefits far outweigh the risks of being unvaccinated.   We have attached the CDC ACIP statement on COVID-19 vaccination and myocarditis.

CDC and ACIP Statement on COVID-19 vaccination and Myocarditis

 

 

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Although  the CDC has stated that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most settings, this does not include healthcare settings. THH Pediatrics still requires all patients and visitors to wear a mask when they come to the office.

THH recommends all children 12  and older get vaccinated against COVID 19.  We currently  have not received  COVID vaccine from the state, but we do plan on vaccinating for COVID in the near future. We will update  our website, facebook page, and phone message when vaccine becomes available.

COVID testing is now available for patients and their immediate families. Please speak with a nurse to schedule a test.

    Our CHADIS screening process has changed for Well Child Care (WCC). Please check our CHADIS page and fill out your screen prior to your  well check up to make your WCC experience more complete. 

If you have traveled out of state in the last 14 days, please call to discuss the possibility of rescheduling your well visit due to Coronavirus.

We have restarted our evening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays, but we will continue to not have Thursday evening and  Saturday morning hours   until further notice. We are seeing well check ups for all ages. THH will continue to schedule telemedicine visits and appropriate sick visits in the office. In addition, please see our latest news section regarding Coronavirus resources for parents.

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