Entries by Dr Katy

New COVID19 Guidelines & More Questions…

Happy New Year to Our SBP Families! With the new year has come new and revised guidelines and recommendations related to COVID19 from the CDC. With these changes, many families have felt frustrated and confused. Parents are not alone! Many health care providers across institutions are uneasy about the changes and how to proceed. Pandemic […]

Happy Holidays! (And Holiday Challenges)

Dear Sound Beach Pediatrics Families, All of us at Sound Beach Pediatrics wish you Happy Holidays and hope that the coming days are a special time for your family. It goes without saying that the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic seem to be more present and palpable. We are seeing increasing difficulties with COVID19 testing […]

Update on Pfizer COVID19 Vaccine for Children

Sound Beach Pediatrics is excited to hear that an FDA advisory committee has voted to recommend emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, with the FDA’s final ruling expected very soon. Sound Beach Pediatrics advocates for the COVID19 vaccination for children and we intend to provide the vaccine at the practice. We […]

Updated Office Workflow

As of January 14, 2022 We are currently seeing a surge of sick patients right now, and a surge in COVID19 infections in parallel with what we are seeing across the nation. There are numerous changes in CDC guidelines, and schools and daycare centers in the community are updating their protocols. Sound Beach Pediatrics has […]

The Latest Update on COVID19 Vaccination for Children

Good morning! As many of you know, the FDA has just authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 in the US. As the Washington Post just reported (5/10), this authorization was based on “a trial of nearly 2,300 adolescents between 12 and 15 years old, half of whom received […]

New Guidance for Patients with Recent or Prior COVID19 Infection

Dear SBP Families,   Dr. Henry and I wanted to reach out with an important update related to children, COVID19, the rare but serious potential for cardiac complications, and new guidance on return to PE and sports clearance. This is an important topic for all parents to understand – so please read on here and also visit […]