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What’s Going Around

Flu (Influenza)

We are still seeing the flu, but it is slowing down. Influenza is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu infections are highly contagious. They spread easily in schools, households, child care settings, the workplace, and any other places where groups of people are together. Your child can catch the flu if someone around her has the infection and sneezes or coughs, sending viral droplets into the air where they can be breathed in by others. She can also get the disease by touching a toy that has been contaminated by someone with the infection and then putting her hand or fingers into her mouth or nose. Children are most contagious during the 24 hours before symptoms begin and the period when their symptoms are at their worst. Read more…

Croup

Croup is a condition that causes a swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). The swelling causes the airway below the vocal cords to become narrow and makes breathing noisy and difficult. It is most commonly due to an infection. Children are most likely to get croup between 3 months and 5 years of age. As they get older, it is not as common because the windpipe is larger and swelling is less likely to get in the way of breathing. Croup can occur at any time of the year, but it is more common in the fall and winter months. Read more…

Other News

Summer Hours

Beginning June 3rd, our Providence office will be closing at 6 pm, Monday through Friday. We will resume closing at 8 pm on August 5th. We hope your family stays safe and healthy this summer, as you enjoy the beautiful Alaskan outdoors!

Memorial Day

We are closed Memorial Day, Monday May 27th. We will be open Saturday and Sunday, May 25th and 26th. We hope you have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that can cause flu-like symptoms and a severe rash.

CDC recommends routine vaccination with a 2-dose series of MMR, the first dose at 12-15 months and the second dose at 4-6 years.

The Alaska Division of Public Health is not recommending any changes to the MMR vaccine schedule at this time, but we will keep you updated.

If you have an infant between the ages of 6-11 months and you are traveling internationally, they can received an MMR vaccine. Keep in mind that this dose does not count towards the routine MMR series and they will still have to get the recommended 2 doses after 12 months of age.

As always, please use precautionary measures such as good handwashing and wearing a mask.

Ages and Stages Questionnaires

One of the questionnaires we will be sending out through CHADIS (see previous post) is Ages and Stages. What is Ages and Stages you may ask…….

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