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Stork’s Childbirth Education Classes Start February 13th

Stork

STORK is coming to Spring Valley Pediatrics! Check out their website for upcoming class dates. For all of our expectant parents, don’t forget to sign up for Stork’s Childbirth Education class offered at our office on Monday, February 13th, 2017. Stork teaches a variety of classes for expecting, new and even experienced parents.

The Storks are coming to Spring Valley Pediatrics

the-storksThe Storks found a new home. Classes coming at Spring Valley Pediatrics, PLLC in 2017!

Stork has a class that will fit any couple’s needs. The mission of Stork is to provide new parents with excellent education about the birthing, breastfeeding and infant care process in order to alleviate concerns regarding their upcoming childbirth. We aim to make parents comfortable in the delivery setting. We have expert teachers present in each class to answer all parent’s questions prior to birth.

Learn more at storkdc.com

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Wishing all of our patients and their families a Healthy 2017!

Giving Tree

 

We are so proud to continue our tradition of collecting gifts for children in need. Thanks to our nurse Jennifer Miller for spear-heading the effort this year.

News Around The Office

We now offer comprehensive Travel Consults. Please call to schedule an appointment and let us know where and when you will be traveling. When you come for your consult, we will discuss your plans and administer any vaccinations that you may need (including the Yellow Fever Vaccine).

The HPV vaccine, Influenza, and all other vaccines are now available on weekends. Please call for an appointment.

Beat the Flu

Flu SHOTS are IN.

Please call to schedule flu shots for your family.

Flu Vaccination

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. “Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.

How do flu vaccines work?

Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Traditional flu vaccines (called “trivalent” vaccines) are made to protect against three flu viruses; an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus. There are also flu vaccines made to protect against four flu viruses (called “quadrivalent” vaccines). These vaccines protect against the same viruses as the trivalent vaccine and an additional B virus.