FLU SHOTS HAVE ARRIVED!
We are now scheduling flu shots for patients 6 months and older. Please call the office at 630-810-0900 to schedule an appointment.
Please welcome our new physician, Dr. Hunter Eason. He will be starting with us in November 2023!
Dr. Eason graduated from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2018 and completed his pediatric residency training at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in 2022.
Dr. Eason is Board Certified with The American Board of Pediatrics.
After almost 30 years with DuPage Pediatrics, Dr. Robert Davis has reduced his schedule to part time. This is in preparation for his retirement on December 31, 2023.
We wish Dr. Davis well in the next phase of his life!
2022 FORMULA RECALL
Click here for a list of store brand alternative formulas for those that have been recalled.
Please click here to see the FDA news release regarding the recall of certain powdered infant formula.
2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS OFFERED IN OFFICE
Clinics for COVID-19 (Bivalent) Boosters are now being scheduled!
If your child is 6 months through 5 years old and completed their primary series of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines at least 2 months ago, your child is eligible for the booster. We offer boosters for this age group in the office.
If your child is 6 months through 5 years old and has not received their primary series, we do offer primary dose appointments in our office. We offer the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for all patients between the ages of 6 months to 5 years of age (dose 2 must be given before 6th birthday) in the office. These vaccines are only offered through our COVID-19 clinics; not during well visits.
Please call the office to schedule. Families will need to wait in the waiting room or in the parking lot for 15 minutes after vaccine administration. Please plan accordingly!
If our clinic times and availability are not convenient for your family, please check the links below for additional vaccine clinic locations in the area.
Updated (bivalent) boosters for COVID-19 became available on: -September 2, 2022 for people 12 years and older -October 12, 2022 for children 5 to 11 years old -December 9, 2022 for children 6 months to 4 years old who completed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series. Updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines also became available on December 9, 2022 for children 6 months to 4 years old who completed the primary series.
Please click here to see the CDC website and check if you are up to date with your COVID vaccine.
August 16, 2022: COVID BOOSTER RECOMMENDED FOR ALL CHILDREN 5 YEARS AND OLDER.
We have had a number of questions this month regarding boosters for kids ages 5 years and up.
Booster shots are recommended for all children 5 years of age and older in order for a child to be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In order to be eligible for the booster shot, your child must be at least five months out from their last COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated before school starts. Booster shots are not yet available in our office for patients 6 years and older, but please check the links below for other locations in addition to local pharmacies.
June 21, 2022: We are excited to share that both the FDA and the CDC have authorized Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for younger children. Moderna is being released as a 2-dose vaccine approved for children ages 6 months through 5 years of age. The Moderna vaccines are to be given 4 weeks apart. The Pfizer vaccine is a 3-dose vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years (5 year old and up Pfizer vaccine is already widely available). The first two Pfizer vaccines will be separated by three weeks, and the third dose will be given 8 weeks after the second dose. The most common side effects reported for these vaccines include fever, local injection-site pain, and fatigue. These are short-lived and in line with other vaccines our kids receive. We do believe that both Pfizer and Moderna are both good options for added protection against Covid19.
The doctors at DuPage Pediatrics are relieved that our younger patients will now have access to added vaccine protection against Covid-19.
Children 3 years and older will be able to receive their vaccines at any of the available clinics, but also at pharmacies such as Walgreens, CVS, and Target. As we learn of clinics that are able to vaccinate our 6 months to 2 years 11 month children we will be linking them to this website. At this time, we are aware that Lurie Children's Hospital and Edward-Elmhurst in Downers Grove on Butterfield has appointments available for our younger patients for vaccines.
If your child has had a Covid-19 infection in the past, it is still recommended to vaccinate to help enhance immunity. Covid-19 vaccination can take place as long as a child is not actively in isolation (a.k.a. there is no recommendation to wait 90 days from your last infection).
Please continue to check this website for the most up to date information before calling the office with questions. This will help keep phone lines open for kids who need medical care and office appointments.
Below is a list of places in the community that are scheduling vaccine clinics. We will try to update this information as it becomes available.
The Physicians support the vaccine, its safety and efficacy.
- To register for Lurie Children's Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for ages 6 months & up at the main Chicago campus, click here.
- Asthma & Allergy Physicians at 911 N. Elm Street in Hinsdale is scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months & up. You can schedule by calling the office at 630-455-0456.
- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Edward/Elmhurst Health Center in Downers Grove for ages 6 months & up, click here
-Please click here to enter your zip code to find nearby locations giving COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months & up.
- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 & up at Walgreens, click here.
- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 & up at CVS, click here.
- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Broadway Medical in Addison for ages 5 & up, click here.
- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine through Advocate Aurora Health, click here.
- To register for a Vaccine Clinic through the DuPage County Health Department, click here.
- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic through Will County for ages 5 & up, click here.
- To register for a Vaccine Clinic through Kane County, please click here.
You can also visit your county's health department's website through the link below for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations.
DuPage County Health Department: https://www.dupagehealth.org/667/COVID-19-Vaccine
Cook County Health Department: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-vaccine/
Will County Health Department: https://willcountyhealth.org/covid-19/covid-vaccine/
Kane County Health Department: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/COVID-Vaccine.aspx
If you child has received the COVID-19 vaccinations, please call our office to find out how to send us a copy of the vaccination card or bring the card with to their next appointment.
The links below from the AAP and Healthy Children answer questions regarding the science behind the COVID-19 vaccination and information on vaccinating children against COVID-19. However, if you have specific questions about your child and if they qualify for the vaccine, you can call our office for more information.
Click here for information on the COVID-19 vaccine from Lurie Children's Hospital.
Please click on the following link from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology for information on vaccinating pregnant and lactating patients against COVID-19. https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/12/vaccinating-pregnant-and-lactating-patients-against-covid-19
COVID-19 vaccination begins in Chicagoland! Your pediatricians trust in this science!
Our office offers same day COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV PCR testing and results.
Please make an appointment if your child:
-is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms
-needs COVID-19 testing to return to school or daycare
-is asymptomatic but had exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19
GENERAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19 AND DUPAGE PEDIATRICS Despite COVID-19, DuPage Pediatrics is committed to remaining open. We will be operating with reduced hours. We are also excited to announce that we are adding Telemedicine Visits via video/phone when appropriate. These services, along with doctor phone calls will be billed to your insurance. Billing for these services is essential to maintain the viability of our practice.
When you arrive at the office for your appointment, please call us to let us know. Our waiting room is currently closed and we ask that you wait in your vehicle until the exam room is ready for you. Also, since social distancing is recommended, we ask that only the patient and one adult come to the office for appointments whenever possible. Please click on the following link for more information regarding social distancing: https://medium.com/@ariadnelabs/social-distancing-this-is-not-a-snow-day-ac21d7fa78b4. We encourage you to complete any necessary paperwork ahead of time by visiting the Patient Forms tab on this website. Paperwork can be submitted electronically by choosing the Secure Online Forms option.
We love each of our families; please stay healthy and safe.
Please click on the following link for helpful up-to-date information and additional useful links regarding the Coronavirus:
COVID-19 AND RETURNING TO SCHOOL
The following link from the AAP and Healthy Children provides helpful information on making the decision on e-learning versus in person learning as schools announce plans for the fall: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Return-to-School-During-COVID-19.aspx
Please be sure to bring your current or new insurance card to each visit. By doing so, this will allow us to verify your insurance coverage and process your claims in a timely manner.
PATIENT PORTAL NOW OPEN!
The Patient Portal is open for use! The portal allows the user to see future appointments, view immunization history, request prescription refills and update demographic information. Please call our office at (630) 810-0900 for your unique User ID and Password. Once signed up, you can easily access the Patient Portal at this homepage directly. Just click on “Patient Portal Access” .
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTHCARE NEEDS
DuPage Pediatrics serves as a Medical Home, especially for children with special health care needs. The Medical Home is a relationship between the family and our health care professionals who care for your child. DuPage Pediatrics offers your family the services of a Patient Care Coordinator; Cara Long, RN. Cara is available to coordinate care, provide information on community resources and/or services, and assist families in organizing/tracking medical information. To learn more about these services or to speak with Cara, please call our office at (630) 810-0900 .