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RSV and Your Baby

Monday, January 29, 2024 @ 02:01 PM
posted by tlcpeds

Are you worried about RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) causing a potentially severe illness in your infant under age 8 months or your at-risk toddler under age 20 months?  We are, too!  Are you interested in learning about some ways to minimize or possibly avoid severe RSV infections?  If so, please click on the links below for more information.

Beyfortus (nirsevimab), the antibody injection available for infants and toddlers has been in very short supply.  We have a limited number of doses available at this time for babies who have private insurance and weigh at least 11 lbs.  We have not been able to order the doses yet for our infants under a weight of 11 lbs.  We will let you know when the doses for the smaller babies and children receiving VFC vaccines are available. 

Important note: if pregnant women receive the RSV vaccine at least two weeks before delivery (please refer to the links below), most of their newborns will not need the Beyfortus injection!

Please contact us today if you are interested in scheduling an appointment for your baby’s Beyfortus injection or would like to receive it with their regular vaccines!

RSV: When It’s More Than Just a Cold – HealthyChildren.org

RSV Vaccination: What Parents Should Know | CDC

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RSV Vaccination for Pregnant People

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 @ 02:12 PM
posted by tlcpeds
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Thanksgiving Schedule

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 02:11 PM
posted by tlcpeds

TLC Pediatrics will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will reopen at 8:00 AM on Friday, November 24th.

From all of us at TLC Pediatrics, we wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving.

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Flu Vaccines: Call Today to Schedule your Appointment

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 03:10 PM
posted by tlcpeds

Your providers at TLC Pediatrics, PLLC recommend that all children 6 months and older get an annual flu vaccine. If you or your child have not had a flu vaccine since August 2023, we recommend getting it as soon as possible. Making sure your child is up to date on vaccinations is very important.

A flu shot is quick, easy and covered by most insurances. Call TLC Pediatrics at 501-327-2444 to schedule your child’s flu vaccine today!

We are also providing Flu vaccines for parents and caretakers under the age of 65 years. If you would like to receive your vaccine with your child, please let the receptionist know when scheduling so we can confirm your eligibility to receive a flu vaccine at our clinic at no cost to you.

Vaccination is the best protection!

The flu vaccine is safe and effective. It reduces the risk of your child catching the flu and their risk of suffering serious complications. Children younger than 5 years and those with certain chronic conditions are at increased risk for complications and hospitalizations due to the flu.

Clearing up misconceptions:

1.  The flu shot doesn’t give your child the flu. Like most vaccines, the flu shot can cause fever, achiness, and soreness at the injection site.

2.  The flu is not the same as a cold. The flu can cause serious issues, like pneumonia, difficulty breathing and/or dehydration. In rare cases, the flu can be deadly.

Children 6 months to 8 years old receiving a flu vaccine for the first time will need two doses to be considered fully vaccinated. Each shot is given 4 weeks apart.

Flu experts recommend getting flu vaccines as early as possible, even in August. The vaccine gives adequate protection even if the flu arrives a few months later.

Schedule your child’s flu vaccine today.

Stay safe and healthy!

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COVID-19 Recommendations by County

Monday, February 28, 2022 @ 09:02 PM
posted by tlcpeds

Mask recommendations are now based on the assigned level (low, medium, high) of the county you are in. Currently Faulkner County is in the high category which still recommends wearing a mask while in a public indoor location. The link below will take you to the CDC’s website where you can select your state and county to see what is recommended .

https://www.cdc.gov/…/your-health/covid-by-county.html

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Formula Recall

Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 04:02 PM
posted by tlcpeds

RECALL: Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare powdered infant formulas

The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if: the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37; and the code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2; and the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-warns-consumers-not-use-certain-powdered-infant-formula-produced-abbott-nutritions-facility?fbclid=IwAR0tl2Aya7gYfeqTfVFzU3deMBhkcuHJ9PqcmXQJKTcKkxYWAtVCZV74Rfg

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New Check in System and Payment Link

Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 03:01 PM
posted by tlcpeds

We have a new check in system called Phreesia. We are excited about this system and the efficiency it brings to our clinic. We hope you like it as much as we do. Please let us know if you have any issues.

If you would like to make an online payment, please click the link below to go to our payment website. Our previous link is no longer active.


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