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Marietta / East Cobb
2155 Post Oak Tritt Rd
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-973-4700

Roswell / Alpharetta
11755 Pointe Pl
Suite C
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 770-740-0601

Woodstock / Towne Lake
100 Stone Forest Dr
Suite 300
Woodstock, GA 30189
Phone: 770-517-6804

Marietta/East Cobb 770-973-4700

Roswell/Alpharetta 770-740-0601

Woodstock/Towne Lake 770-517-6804

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Covid 19 Update 08/02/2022

COVID 19 UPDATE- AUGUST 2022

The CDC has reported that the Omicron Variant is now at high levels in our community, and we are seeing a significant increase in infections in the office. The BA5 variant is responsible for most of the infections and is a highly contagious variant.

The CDC once again recommends wearing a mask indoors and outside in crowding settings. In addition, our providers recommend that COVID vaccination and boosters are your best defense against severe infection. This is especially important as we return to school in the upcoming weeks.

We continue to recommend masks for all adults and children over the age of 2 years in our offices for your protection. We also require for you to reschedule your appointment if you have tested positive for COVID or have a positive household contact within the past 5 days or your symptoms are not improving.

We are not providing COVID vaccines in our offices due to ongoing staffing shortages. Please see the link below from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta regarding vaccination locations and frequently asked questions.

https://www.choa.org/covid19vaccine

Alert: Due to unprecedented seasonal volumes and clinical staffing shortages, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has temporarily adjusted its emergency room and admission policies. Patients who are 18 years and older will be transferred to an adult medical center after screening and stabilization and outside emergency room patients and EMS patients will not be accepted after their 18th birthday.  

Covid 19 Update 06/22/2022

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

With the long-awaited approval of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for ages 6 months – 5 years we know that many families will have questions…

 

Will PAMPA be offering the COVID Vaccination at our offices?

Due to our current staffing challenges, we are prioritizing our routine patient care and will not be offering these vaccines in the office at this time.

Does PAMPA recommend the vaccination for the 6 months to 5-year age group?

We as a practice encourage vaccination of this age group as per the CDC guidelines; the benefits of protecting this age child with vaccination outweigh the risks/side-effects which in the trials were routine and typical of other vaccines...

Where can I get my child vaccinated?

Walgreens (3 years and up) and CVS (18 months and up) currently are vaccinating children in this group. The Georgia Department of Health plans to administer the COVID vaccine to all eligible age groups. Please contact your local Health Department to check availability of the vaccine and to schedule an appointment. - https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine or (888) 457-0186. As soon as the County Health Departments provide updates on their status towards making appointments, we will update the website accordingly.

What if I would still like to speak to our provider about getting the vaccination?

If a family has more detailed questions, they may need to schedule a Telehealth visit with their PCP. This will be treated as a regular office visit.

Is the vaccination right for my child?

Please refer to the CDC COVID vaccination webpage for detailed information on which vaccine might be the right choice for your child and of expected side-effects.  Additional information can be found by clicking the links at the bottom of this page.

 

COVID Vaccines for Kids 6 Months & Older: FAQs for Families

Babies and young kids can get a COVID shot now that the vaccine is recommended for age 6 months to under 5 years old. There are two COVID vaccine products and both are proven to be safe and effective. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for children in this age group. There is no preference for the ...halthychildren.org

What Should Parents Know About the COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5?

As the parent of an infant, I join so many of you in feeling a roller coaster of emotions—including sheer relief—now that COVID-19 vaccines for babies age 6 months through 4 years are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for ...healthychildren.org

When can kids get the COVID vaccine or booster?

Vaccines and boosters are our best hope to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, COVID-19 vaccines are here for babies and young children. COVID vaccines and boosters are recommended for all kids age 5 years and up.. Two long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines for babies and young children were authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A transparent and thorough review of clinical trial ...www.healthychildren.org

Covid 19 Update 12/28/2021

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that ...

www.cdc.gov

 

Covid 19 Update 11/03/2021

 

COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5-11 Years Old | CDC The federal government is committed to ensuring children age 5 through 11 have access to COVID-19 vaccines if authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Any COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 through 11 ...

www.cdc.gov

 

The US Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11.  The vaccine is formulated at one-third the dose of the vaccine used for people ages 12 and older.   

This week, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an independent committee that gives guidance to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, voted to endorse the administration of the vaccine to children ages 5-11 years old. 

PAMPA Pediatrics also supports the use of the Pfizer vaccine for our patients in the 5-11 age group.  We anticipate scheduling for our vaccination clinics within a week.  Please make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and watch your email for more information.  We understand that some families may want to have their children vaccinated as soon as possible.  Below are links to other places offering the vaccine.

Viral Solutions

Atlanta Covid Vaccinations and Testing: Viral Solutions | Viral Solutions (viralsolutionsga.com)

CVS

Vaccines & Immunizations | Immunization Schedule | CVS Pharmacy

Walgreens

COVID-19 Vaccination | Walgreens Immunization Services

Publix

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments | Publix Super Markets

August 2021

We will continue to update you on the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent increased risk due to the Delta variant. The Delta variant is currently the predominant strain of COVID 19 circulating in the United States. It causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-Cov-2. The greatest risk of transmission is among unvaccinated people who are more likely to contract and transmit the virus. This puts our pediatric population at significant risk.   Our offices are devoted to providing a safe environment for everyone during this busy time. PAMPA follows the recommendations and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The offices are cleaned and sanitized multiple times per day. Exam rooms are cleaned and sanitized between each patient.

We REQUIRE masks for all staff and patients over 2 years of age inside our facilities.

We encourage the COVID 19 vaccination for all patients who are eligible.

We provide COVID PCR testing for symptomatic patients only during a scheduled visit.

We do NOT provide return to school/daycare notes to return to school. Please follow the guidelines of your school administrator. The CDC recommendation is available in the link below.

Provider Letter with CDC Recommendation

 

The following is available to provide information and resources in accordance with our medical partners at the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

WHAT IS COVID 19?

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Here's what we know now and how you can protect your family and others.

How Is the Flu Different From COVID-19?

 

STAYING SAFE: