Covid Vaccine Update

The FDA is meeting today to consider giving Emergency Use Authorization for children ages 5-11 years to receive the Pfizer Covid vaccine! If the FDA approves it, the next step is approval from ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) who are scheduled to meet Tuesday, 11/2/21. The final step will be recommendation from the CDC. We cannot administer Covid 19 vaccine to our school aged patients until all three steps are complete – This means late next week is the earliest this could happen, provided we have the vaccine in the offices. However – We are closer than we have been! Thank you for your continued patience & if you are interested in the vaccine, use the Sign-Up Genius to let us know!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A48A5AD2AA1FB6-covid

Covid Vaccine Update 10/21/21

We do not have any new information about when we will receive the vaccine for ages 5 – 11 years, but anticipate it will be the first or 2nd week of November.
If you would like to be placed on a wait-list for the vaccine, please click the link below. If we have left over doses at the end of the day, we will call patients on this list to come get a vaccine. We will also use the list to reach out to patients when the vaccine is ready.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A48A5AD2AA1FB6-covid

Covid Vaccine for School Age Children is Coming!

Cary/Fuquay/Apex Pediatrics is one of the first Pediatric practices in the state that will receive Covid vaccine for children ages 5 – 11. Many of you have questions – So do we!
What we know:
1. We are getting a small amount of vaccine initially. These vaccines will be offered to immunosuppressed & high risk patients first. This means most of our patients will not get the vaccine with the first shipment to our offices.
2. We will offer the vaccine at your child’s well exam if we have it available.
3. We hope to have drive-thru clinics at one or more of our offices as staffing allows. Like the rest of the nation, our offices are experiencing staffing issues. You may have to go to a different office for the covid vaccine.
4. We do not have a date the vaccine will be in the office. As soon as we have vaccine, we will post it on the website, on our social media accounts & send a newsletter.
5. We are not in control when the vaccine will arrive. This is being handled by DHHS.
6. We are thrilled that you are excited about your child receiving this important vaccine.
7. We are thankful to be able to offer it to you. We believe in the safety of the vaccine and the science behind it.

That is all we know today. Like most thing related to Covid, there will be changes, updates, & new information coming daily. We will update you as soon we have new information!

Flu clinics!

We have several open flu clinics open – with daytime & evening hours available.  At this time, we will have flu clinics at our Apex & Cary locations only due to unexpected issues with staffing.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you will take advantage of the dates & times at our other two offices.  Call the office today to get your flu vaccine!

Flu Vaccine is Here

We have flu & COVID-19 vaccines available at each office. We have various days & times available & are excited to have several drive-thru clinics again this year!

Please call your office to schedule your flu shot today!

Children & Anxiety

Dr. Seidel talks with Dr. Carrie Dittner of Peak City Psychology about our children and the anxiety they may have about returning to school this fall.

CHADIS is here!

Cary/Fuquay/Apex Pediatrics is proud to now provide an online system that allows you to receive and complete questionnaires at home before your visit using your portal account.
“CHADIS” stands for Child Health And Development Interactive System”. CHADIS helps you communicate securely with your doctor over the internet before our office visit. If you have forms that need completing, they will be sent to your portal a week before your appointment. You can complete the form from your phone, tablet or computer.
You should complete the CHADIS questionnaires before EVERY visit. You can use CHADIS of you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver. Just pick the title that identifies your relationship to the patient. All answers are completely confidential and cannot be viewed by anyone except your doctor.
Don’t have a portal account yet? Can’t remember your password? Not a problem! Call the office and we will set you your account over the phone or reset your password if needed.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Picky Eating with Dr. Seidel

Is mealtime the most stressful part of your day?

If you are begging your kids to eat, arguing at dinner, concerned about a healthy diet, worried that they don’t eat at all, or are going crazy with picky eaters… We have a solution!

Join Dr. Seidel on Tuesday, July 27th at 7:30 pm to learn why it all feels so hard…and what to do about it.

(Can’t make it that day?  No problem.  The class will be delivered to your email the following day.)

Click on the link below to sign up.  The course is $25.  See you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/picky-eating-with-hope-seidel-tickets-162074217347

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All offices CLOSED Monday, July 5th

Cary/Fuquay/Apex Pediatrics will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen Tuesday, July 6th.

We hope you have a safe & great holiday!

Here we GROW!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Alex Lorentsen is joining our Apex Pediatrics family in August!  Dr. Lorentsen is accepting new patients & her schedule is filling fast!  Call the office today to schedule a well child appointment with our newest team member.  Welcome to our Cary/Fuquay/Apex Pediatrics family, Dr. Lorentsen!

Alex Lorentsen, MD