We hope you are staying safe during this ever-changing time. We are meeting frequently to figure out how to best meet your families’ health needs. Although our practice has seen minimal effect from coronavirus in terms of the number of patients diagnosed with COVID and severity of symptoms, we continue to maintain safe COVID practices. We have separate waiting rooms for well children and patients who have symptoms consistent with coronavirus, we continue to follow social distance guidelines, we wear protective masks, and we sanitize frequently.
Our current update is as follows:
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Please continue to take care of your family, your friends, and yourself. Thank you for your patience.
The Northwestern Children’s Practice
COVID-19 Information Northwestern Children’s Practice
The COVID-19 situation is changing daily. For the most current information for your family, we recommend checking the following websites:
Lurie Children’s Hospital
Both of these websites have information for families:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Illinois Department of Public Health
Influenza Vaccine Update
Please check back here or on our Instagram for important updates on this year's flu shot availability and how to schedule your 2021 flu vaccine. They will be given at well child appointments, or you can schedule an appointment through this website: nwcppediatrics.com.
Just click on the yellow box in the upper right hand corner!
Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone over age 6 months. If this is the first time that your child is getting a flu vaccine and they are under 9 years old, they should receive 2 doses separated by at least 1 month.
We currently have both the injected and the nasal spray available. The nasal spray can be given to anyone over 2 years old. Both forms are thought to be equally effective. We are not able to offer flu vaccines to parents or caregivers at this time.
When you schedule an appointment for a flu vaccine online, note that the appointment is ONLY for a vaccine - you will not be seen by a doctor or nurse practitioner. If your child has any signs of illness, please call the office prior to coming in for a vaccine.
Supply changes frequently - please check our Facebook page or our flu information phone message (312.642.5515 , press '9') prior to coming in for current availability.