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Coronavirus Update

4/13/2021
 
UPDATE**

**Our practice is in full agreement with the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics for teens and adults to obtain any of the approved COVID Vaccines whenever it is available to them. The recent precautionary pause in the use the single dose vaccine licensed by Johnson & Johnson (see the joint CDC and FDA statement) means that the only available vaccines at this point in time are the Pfizer vaccine for people 16 and over and the Moderna vaccine for people 18 and over.  There is no preference between these two products and we encourage our patients to take whichever vaccine is available at the time of their appointment. They should then complete their vaccine course (2nd dose) using the same product.

CDC Issues Updated Guidelines for individuals who have been vaccinated. Click When You've Been Vaccinated to see what has changed and what hasn't changed with regards to exposure recommendations after a person is considered fully vaccinated (>2 weeks after their final vaccine dose).

COVID vaccines in MD are controlled by the county health departments under the guidance of the Governor's Office. The MD Health Department website contains info on all COVID vaccinations in the state of MD. Currently vaccines can only be obtained from hospitals and health departments.

We are continuing to offer both Rapid COVID antigen testing and COVID PCR testing at our office. Appointments for drive up testing can be made after a virtual visit with one of our doctors. Testing for our patients will occur curbside, in your car, during specific hours of the day.  You must also complete and submit the appropriate consent form below.  Ask about testing for parents accompanying their child as well (based on staff availability).  Call our office to schedule a virtual visit for testing.

Please select the appropriate consent form below:

Family Member COVID Questionnaire

Patient COVID Questionnaire

COVID Testing Insurance Information


When can my child return to daycare, school, work, etc? See how our doctors will determine whether your child is cleared to return to public activities.

Please view our procedure for in-office evaluation of patients with symptoms possibly related to COVID.

Click the link for our appointment procedures to see how to utilize curbside check-in for you visit to our office.

Click the link for specific information on COVID testing in the state of Maryland.

COVID-19 Scenarios addresses the most common questions we are receiving about COVID-19

Click MIS-C to lean what we currently know and when to be concerned

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Below are links to both national and local resources for helpful and up to date information on COVID-19.  These links are regular updated by the hosting organizations.

*COVID-19 Vaccine Information (CDC)

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019

US Food and Drug Administration COVID-19 Testing Basics

Coronavirus--Maryland State Dept of Health 

University of Maryland Coronavirus Update 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Johns Hopkins Medicine

Howard County Health Dept COVID-19


Should you have any questions that are not answered by the resources above, feel free to call our office or contact us via electronic message using the patient portal.  

(Originally created 07/09/2020)
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