As per the new recommendations for the flu season 2014 to 2015, the nasal flu vaccine has been found to be more efficacious than the intramuscular vaccine in the age group 2 to 8 years based on recent studies. Based on whether your child has received the flu vaccine in the past, we will decide if one or two doses of nasal flu vaccine is required. If your child has a cold or is actively wheezing then it is better to postpone the nasal flu vaccine or the intramuscular vaccine may be offered instead, after your child is examined by one of our Pediatricians. We have received our consignment of nasal flu vaccines and are offering it to patients for $25 per dose. We will continue to post information regarding flu vaccine clinic days on our website.
Maple Kidz Clinic is happy to announce the addition of two new General Pediatricians to the clinic, Dr. Charlene Stirling and Dr. Samantha Witt. Both Dr. Stirling and Dr. Witt are available for consultations as well as are accepting new patients. Please contact the office to schedule an appointment.
Summer time is a chance for us to finally get outdoors in the beautiful sunshine. Enjoying safe sun exposure is important for good health, particularly after enduring a long winter. However, parents need to keep in mind the risk of injury by harmful UV rays. Chidlren who are fair skinned, freckled, or those who burn easily, are particularly at risk, as are people with a family history of melanoma.
Here are some tips from the Canadian Pediatric Society on how to protect yourself and your children during the summer months: