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COVID-19 Updates re: Vaccine

Individuals 16 and older can preregister to get the COVID-19 vaccine at:

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/

The state is prioritizing appointments according to risk and the following phases:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-covid-19-vaccination-phases

We DO NOT currently have the vaccine in our office.

We strongly encourage everyone to get the vaccine when eligible and do not have a preference for the vaccine as all three currently in use (Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen) have been remarkable in preventing severe illness.

 

Clinic updates, out of office 3/15/2021

We will be out of the office on Monday 3/15/2021 but will be actively checking voicemails throughout the office day. In case of emergency please call 9-11 and go to the emergency room.
We will be back in the office on 3/16/2021.
A few updates:
1) As call volume is up, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you in 2-3 days for scheduling, immunization, and refill requests.
2) You can also schedule ROUTINE appointments and physicals through our website

Appointments

We check this less frequently so please call the office for urgent appointments.
3) Please do not send urgent messages by email, portal or through our website.
4)Also, at this time our office does not have the COVID19 vaccine but we strongly recommend getting the vaccine if you qualify as per the state roll-out plan to protect both yourself and your family.
You can sign up for the vaccine here:

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/

All vaccines that are currently in use-Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson are remarkable in preventing severe disease, death and hospitalization and we recommend you get whichever vaccine is available to you.
Best wishes,
Porter Pediatrics

 

Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays!

We are thankful for the resilience and compassion you have shared with us during a difficult year.

Please continue to socially distance and follow CDC guidelines.

Holiday office hours are as follows:

12/24/20: 8am-1pm

12/25/20-12/27/20: closed

12/28-12/30: 8AM-5PM

12/31/20: 8AM-1PM

1/1/21: closed

1/2/21: 9AM-1PM

While the office is closed, we are always here for you and please call our after hours line for any urgent consultation with our doctors at 617-910-8274. Please leave a message on our office line for all nonurgent scheduling requests (x1) and for refills (x2).

Due to COVID we are not accepting any walk-ins and please call our office to make an appointment

 

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases are increasing significantly in Massachusetts. Continue to practice social distancing, wash hands frequently, wear masks, and follow public health guidelines.

We are offering virtual visits with the doxy.me online platform. Our office will send you a link that you can access from any computer or phone.

We would like to minimize time in the waiting room, so please call 617-426-9200 x1 to check in.

If you or your child is experiencing any cough, fever, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting please call ahead and we will arrange for you to arrive in our office through the back.

Please let us know IN ADVANCE if you or your child has has exposure to  COVID-19, people with these symptoms or COVID19, or travel out of state in the past 2 weeks, so we can prepare accordingly.

For every in-office visit, please only have one person accompany child. For children under age 2, two adults may accompany the child.

Our after hours number is 617-910-8274 if you have any urgent concerns.