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National Child Abuse Hotline
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We hope everyone is having a fun, safe summer.

If your child is off to college this fall, and especially if (s)he will be living in a dorm, we recommend getting the meningococcal B (Bexsero) vaccine. This protects against bacteria which has caused a number of meningitis outbreaks on college campuses around the country. It’s a series of 2 injections a month apart. This is a deadly serious bug that can be prevented!

Many families will be on the road taking vacations. Make sure your kids’ car seats are properly secured and older kids are strapped in.

Just a reminder to please try and call us before jumping in the car and going to the ER or urgent care with your child. Many such visits can be avoided if you call us for phone advice. “High” fever in toddlers (103-104) is rarely an emergency. Just treat the fever and call us for further guidance. You will probably avoid unnecessary blood tests, x-rays, and other procedures by doing this.

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