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COVID Vaccine/Formula Shortages/Camp Forms

5/13/2022
 
Here is a link to two vaccine prep videos that Chicago Psychotherapy created in collaboration with Lakeview Pediatrics: https://www.chicago-psychotherapy.com/cp-blog/2021/12/2/helping-families-prepare-children-for-their-covid-19-vaccines.  

At this time, we have  COVID-19 vaccine for all patients 6 months and older, and have COVID vaccine clinic appointments available now for scheduling through MyChart. We will also be vaccinating all eligible children ages 6 months and older at well visits. We are currently carrying the  Pfizer and Moderna vaccine and Moderna is currently available at Lurie.

Everyone 5 years and older can receive a COVID booster 5 months after the initial series of 2 shots,and a second booster 4 months after the first, is recommended for those over 50 and those over 12 who are immunocompromised. More information is available on CDC’s website . Appointments are available through MyChart! For more informatio about the vaccine, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect.html.

The COVID vaccine for under 5 years old has been approved by the CDC. We will plan to give it at well visits to scheduled patients (and siblings) and at our shot clinics! These appointments are available now and should be scheduled through MyChart (choose the second option if you see two).

This is exciting news. Thank you for your patience. 
 

Get Vaccinated Even If You Had COVID-19 and Think You are Immune

You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. No currently available test can reliably determine if you are protected after being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after having COVID-19 provides added protection to your immune system. People who already had COVID-19 and do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get vaccinated after their recovery.

People Who Can Wait to Get Vaccinated

If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next COVID-19 vaccine (either primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or when you received a positive test.



Lurie Children’s is offering the Moderna COVID vaccine for all kids 6 months through 4 years and the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to all individuals ages 5 and older. Appointments can be made through MyChart, by calling the Lurie COVID Call Center at 312-227-7300 or by visiting www.luriechildrens.org/vaccine to schedule an appointment. You may choose to get the vaccine for your child elsewhere, if it is more convenient. Swedish Covenant Hospital has appointments for all ages and sometimes takes walk-ins,  Walgreens  plans to carry the new vaccine and can give it to kids over 3 years old. Some CVS locations will also be giving the vaccine to patients 18 months and older. For other locations near you, you can check vaccines.gov or text your zip code to getvax

Upcoming Classes

Please check our Parent and Caregiver Classes page for a current schedule of upcoming classes. These are all virtual and cost is per family, rather than per person. These classes are open to families and friends of Lakeview Pediatrics. Feel free to share the link!  Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been significant shortages of infant formulas in some stores. Current shortages have been largely caused by supply chain issues and the recent recall of several baby formula products over concerns about contamination. 

Baby Formula Shortage: What to do

Store Brand Alternatives