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
Flu vaccines are now available! 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.
In June 26, 2016 Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital launched a new advertising campaign. Dr. Unger is one of the doctors featured in the brand concept. You can see her and other doctors from Lurie Children's Hospital in magazines, and on billboards at the hospital and on the expressway. All, for your one.
Come in for your school physical!
Make sure your child is up to date with vaccines. At the 11 year old visit we recommend the 3 adolescent vaccines including Tdap, Meningitis and HPV.
At the 16 year old visit we give a booster for meningitis, and we initiate the Meningitis Type B vaccine series.
To learn more about the HPV vaccine, please click here.
To learn more about the Meningitis Type B vaccine, Please click here.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthychildren.org