Category Archives: Information

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Meet the Pediatricians August 6, 2019

Category : Information , People

We will have a meet-the-pediatricians’ evening meeting on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00 PM with Dr. Weinberg and Dr. Wright.

These meetings are for those expecting a child, or potentially new patients to our practice. If you are interested, please call our office at (425) 483-5437 to register. The meeting will be limited to the first 10 families to sign up. Please note we must limit attendance to those who sign up. See more information about these meetings here.


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Washington State Certificate of Immunization Status

Category : Information , Vaccine

Schools and child care centers require a specific Washington State Department of Health Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form for your child’s entry. This requirement can be met by writing the dates that we can provide from our immunization history (see example) to the CIS form. With our patient volume, we will not be able to fill out the form for you, nor retrieve the form from the CIS website. Rather than filling out the CIS by hand, you can get a CIS from the IIS in the following ways:
Parents can sign up for MyIR to view, download, and print their child’s CIS. For steps on how to access MyIR visit:
www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/ChildProfileHealthPromotion/ForParents/AccessyourFamilysImmunizationInformation

Send an email to the Department of Health to request a CIS. The email is waiisrecords@doh.wa.gov


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Meet the Pediatricians Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 6:00 PM

Category : Information , People

We will have a meet-the-pediatricians’ evening meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM at our Woodinville office with Dr. NakaharaDr. Anderson, and Sandy Jolley, ARNP.

These meetings are for those expecting a child, or potentially new patients to our practice. If you are interested, please call our office at (425) 483-5437 to register. The meeting will be limited to the first 10 families to sign up. Please note we must limit attendance to those who sign up. See more information about these meetings here.


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Measles

Category : Advice , Information

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can have serious outcomes including disability and death. However, in the modern era of medical care, very bad outcomes are fortunately not common. Most will recover and do OK.

The standard for immunization against measles is 2 doses with the first dose at 12-15 months of age and the second dose at 4-6 years of age.

The reason we have 2 doses is that a small percentage of people do not get a good immune response to the first dose. After one dose of vaccine, approximately 93% of recipients will be protected. After 2 doses about 97% are protected. So most are protected after a single dose but we get better results with a 2 dose series.

There is not a recommendation at this time to give an early dose of MMR vaccine to infants less than one year of age. Maternal antibody confers some protection up to about 6 months. That antibody also interferes with immune response to vaccinations for MMR.

For babies at high risk, either directly exposed or traveling internationally, there is an option to get vaccinated between 6-12 months for some protection. The issues with this are that the child will still have to get an additional 2 doses of MMR vaccine because this early vaccination does not count. Also, there is evidence that the overall immune response after all MMR doses are administered is not as robust when the early vaccination is done.

For children who have had their first dose of MMR, there is not a recommendation at this time to give the second dose early. Most have protection. However, if it has been at least 4 weeks since the first dose of MMR vaccine, they may receive the second dose of MMR to complete the series.

Adults who were born before 1957 are considered immune because disease was widespread at that time. Other adults should have documentation of 2 doses of MMR vaccine to be considered fully protected.

King County Health Department

CDC


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Meet the Pediatricians Thursday Feburary 28, 2019, at 6:00 PM

Category : Information , People

We will have a meet-the-pediatricians’ evening meeting on Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 PM at our Woodinville office with Dr. Nakahara and Dr. Anderson.

These meetings are for those expecting a child, or potentially new patients to our practice. If you are interested, please call our office at (425) 483-5437 to register. The meeting will be limited to the first 10 families to sign up. Please note we must limit attendance to those who sign up. See more information about these meetings here.


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