GDP UPDATE: How GDP is Keeping You & Your Kiddos Safe & Healthy
During the Pandemic
COVID-19 Pandemic: What your GDP family is doing for you and your family.
Our crew at Great Destinations has been working hard to keep up with all the latest research with COVID-19, present that research to you, and adjust how we do things to keep everyone safe.
Here’s what’s going on at our office:
We urge you to continue to come in for your children’s well check-ups and continue vaccinating your child/teen. Vaccination rates have dropped markedly in the U.S. and physicians are concerned that we may see vaccine preventable illnesses such as measles and meningitis in the next year leaving the young and immunocompromised at great risk.
Thank you for your patience as we adjust our schedule and our practice to meet your families’ needs.
Written by Dr. Prentice
Quarantine Guidance for Household and Close Contacts
COVID Testing Sites Link
WHY WE WEAR A MASK ALL DAY & NEED YOU TO WEAR YOURS TOO!
It’s not about me and it’s not about you. Wearing a mask is for your grandma and grandpa. For the newborn in the other room. For the child or mom going through chemotherapy with a bad immune system.
We wear the mask so we don’t spread anything to them, and so we don’t catch anything, and then pass it along to someone who may die if they get COVID.
“But I’m not sick and don’t have a fever, so why do I have to wear the mask?” you say. Well, at least 30-40% of people who are infected with COVID have NO symptoms or haven’t gotten symptoms yet. In the case of chickenpox and many other viruses, you are extremely contagious before you get obvious symptoms. So maybe at this moment you feel fine and that’s good, but you could still spread it.
So please, please, please keep the mask on while we you are in our office. Wear it properly over your nose and mouth. Do not pull it down to talk to us. You will be protecting us, yourself, the babies and children we care for, your family, and your neighbors.
Your Great Destinations Pediatrics Family
Written by Dr. Karen Prentice 6-9-2020
For the latest information about 2019 Novel Coronavirus, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Public Hotline Number: 602-747-7099
COVID VIDEO LINKS FROM DR. PRENTICE
Why we continue to wear masks
Update on Increase in COVID cases
COVID Video #8 Are your kids driving your crazy?
COVID #7 Anxiety
COVID Video #6 How to Wear a Mask Safely and Staying Healthy
COVID Video # 5 Encouraging Words and New Information about COVID
COVID Video #4Tips on Boosting your Immune System
Covid Video #3 How to Protect Your Family and Stay Healthy
COVID Video #2 Be a Hero for Parents
COVID Video #1 Be a Hero for Kids