RCAM FALL 2021 NEWSLETTER
Flu Vaccination at RCAM
We started our Annual Flu Vaccine Drive at the end of September.
We have offered in-office appointments as well as another popular new option. Back for a second year was the Weekend Drive Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic. We set up in the parking lots of our Duraleigh and Brier Creek offices most weekend days in October.
Call during regular business hours 919-781-7490 and schedule your child's flu shot
Once again, we thank our friends at GOODBERRY'S for offering a FREE single scoop of frozen custard to all patients who got their flu vaccine. The flu shot - the best known protection from influenza - and free frozen custard is a classic 'win-win' situation.
COVID Vaccination Continues at RCAM
Following a lengthy and involved process, RCAM was approved to give COVID vaccine this past summer. We gave our first dose on June 2nd.
COVID vaccination for 12 years and up has been suspended as of 11/03/2021 to put all of our resources into the new recommendation for the 5 to 11 year olds (see below).
COVID Vaccine for Ages 5 to 11 years old
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that Pfizer's COVID vaccine is safe and effective for children ages 5 to 11 years old, and the ACIP has officially recommended it for that age group.
RCAM has had some preliminary discussions with Wake County officials, and we are expecting a shipment of COVID vaccine for 5 to 11 year old patients any day. Stay tuned. We will post here when appointments are available.
Up to date information about COVID Vaccine at RCAM for Patients 5 to 11 years old here.
COVID Numbers Have Been Encouraging Nationally and at RCAM
Patients testing COVID Positive at RCAM:
- August: 32
- September: 13
- First 20 days of October: 2
Hardly a scientific poll but anything but it sure feels like things are trending in the right direction.
RCAM Fall Holiday
Thursday, November 25th: our office will be closed for regular business in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
- On that Thursday, we will offer our typical Holiday Newborn Clinic followed by a Holiday Curbside Clinic for sick patients.
- We will be back in the office on Friday, November 26th for a regular business day.