Important updates regarding flu vaccine and COVID testing
Flu vaccine information:
Coleman Pediatrics now has flu shots available for the 2020-2021 season. You may call the office at (301)468-9225 to schedule an appointment. Please note that “Flu Clinic” appointments are available for patients that ONLY need a flu vaccine. We will not be able to address any other concerns during Flu Clinics. If you have other concerns to address, or have previously experienced – fainting, extreme anxiety, or any other adverse reaction to vaccines, please notify our staff so that you are scheduled during the regular office schedule.
Flu vaccines are strongly recommended for everyone over six months of age. Children under eight years old that have not received the flu vaccine previously will require two doses given one month apart. We will NOT be offering Flu Mist this season.
Flu Clinics will be held in a separate suite located in the basement level at the rear entrance of our building (first door on the right). You will receive a screening questionnaire prior to your appointment that will be required to be completed before the appointment date. For the safety of our patients and staff we ask that you notify us prior to your appointment if anyone is not feeling well, has had symptoms of illness within the last ten days, or if any member of the household has had symptoms of illness within the last ten days, so that we can reschedule the appointment. Face coverings are required for anyone entering the building over two years of age. We appreciate your cooperation as we work hard to make sure that all of our patients are able to receive this year’s flu vaccine in the most safe and efficient manner possible.
COVID testing information:
We have recently partnered with Privia Medical Group Lab to provide patients with access to testing for COVID-19. If you think your child may need to be tested please contact the office to schedule a virtual visit with our physicians. They will be able to determine if testing is appropriate and provide the order needed for testing.
Privia Medical Group Lab is providing testing for patients with an order from our physicians. They are located at: 203 Perry Parkway Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Their hours are Monday –Friday 8:30am – 11:30am. Park in the lot and follow signs to the black tent. In case of inclement weather please call ahead at (201)466-0189 to confirm hours of operation.
Drs. Coleman, Thillairajah, & Greenberg