Berkeley Pediatrics is giving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to patients 12 years and older by appointment only.  We are anticipating approval of COVID vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 in early November but DO NOT have information yet on if/when we will receive vaccines for administration.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL the office for information.  We will send MyChart messages and post here and on social media as soon as we are scheduling vaccines.  

Two fully vaccinated caregivers will be allow to accompany the patient on all visits.  (updated 10/18/2021)

Please contact the office prior to your appointment if you or your child has ANY of the following symptoms:   runny nose, congestion, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, vomiting or diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell.  We may not be able to see your child in person and may need to reschedule. 

If you have travelled out of state or by plane in the last 10 days OR is if you have been exposed to an individual with COVID within the last 14 days, your visit will need to changed to a virtual visit or rescheduled. 

TRAVEL & COVID UPDATE

Travel Advisory:  As of November 13, 2020, there is a travel advisory issued by the California Public Health Department recommending a 14 day quarantine after any travel out of state.  https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Progra...  Local public health departments are recommending no travel outside of the 9 Bay Area counties.  

UPDATED 11/30/2020:  We are in a serious surge of COVID with projected hospitalizations and ICU needs to hit maximum capacity by the end of the month.  

Given this information, Berkeley Pediatrics recommends NOT TRAVELING during this holiday season.   We CANNOT refer for COVID testing at Benioff Children's Oakland solely for travel purposes.  

If you or anybody in your household has traveled out of state or by plane in the last 14 days, any visit scheduled during the 14 day window will need to be done either virtually via a telehealth visit (followed by a brief in person physical once your 14 day quarantine period is over) or rescheduled.                                                                                                                 A negative COVID test within the 14 days will not exempt you from this rule.   

For college students who may be returning from school, we recommend that you start being more careful with exposures starting 2 weeks prior to return.  If possible, consider getting tested at your school/community prior to travel.  You will need to quarantine for 14 days after your return and consider repeat testing 5-7 days after your return.    Please see "Where to get COVID testing" for testing options.  

UPDATED 12/4/2020:  Stay at home orders are in place for the Bay Area and will like be throughout the state in the near future.  



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