As Delaware and surrounding states begin slowly to lift restrictions, we want to remind you again that our office is open. We are adhering to the guidance issued from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Reduced vaccination rates during this pandemic could lead to a compounding outbreak of vaccine preventable disease. The AAP is advising that all well visits be attended to in a timely fashion. Please call and make your child’s routine visit today. Remember that we are splitting all well visits from sick visits and implementing multiple measures to limit any unnecessary exposure to you and your family.
In the midst of an already stressful time, the media is providing substantial coverage of MIS-C, a severe COVID-19-associated condition being observed in children. Like the novel coronavirus, this condition is new and information about it is evolving. We want families to be aware of symptoms to monitor but also want to remind you that it remains an extremely rare condition. Additionally, because aspects of the syndrome have been observed in similar conditions that we have been treating for many years, there are effective therapies and the vast majority of children are recovering.