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COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters for Kids Are Here

Staying up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters is the most important step you and your family can take this season. Not only does it help prevent COVID-19 infections so that we can move beyond the pandemic, vaccinations and boosters also protect our children from infections, complications, and potential long-term effects of COVID-19. Even if your…

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What to Know about RSV and the Tripledemic

Like the rest of the country, we at East Portland Pediatric Clinic are seeing a sharp increase in cases of respiratory illnesses this season, especially in influenza (the flu), RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), and COVID-19. This potential tripledemic is due to a variety of reasons, including the disruption of typical seasonal shifts in viruses as…

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Announcing the Winners of the 7th Annual EPPC Pumpkin Decorating Contest

We had another magical Halloween at The East Portland Pediatric Clinic!  Part of our commitment to our patients is making sure we find ways to have fun with the kiddos who walk through our doors. This year’s Halloween pumpkin decorating contest was a not-so-spooky success, with entries from monsters to unicorns, and even a pumpkin…

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The Return of PSLs and Sunday Urgent Care Hours

Fans of Pumpkin Spice Lattes are always excited this time of year to order their favorite drink, but this weekend brings the return of something that everyone can enjoy, whether you are a PSL aficionado or not! Starting Sunday, September 18th Sunday Urgent Care Office Hours are back! The phones open at 11:00 am on…

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Your Back-to-School Questions Answered: COVID-19, Monkeypox, and more!

The weather says it’s summer but the calendar tells us it’s back-to-school time. I’ve always loved the start of a new school year, but this year many have questions and apprehensions about not only COVID, but Monkeypox as well. Let’s tackle these questions and more! Your Back-to-School Supply List In addition to backpacks and pencils,…

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Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Most of us Oregonians aren’t used to extreme heat, especially when it hits for multiple days. Fortunately we have many tips to help your family stay safe this summer! Hydration Keep your kids drinking! In this weather it’s okay to pull out all the stops and offer drinks you would normally limit such as juice…

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It’s Your Turn! COVID Vaccines for Kids Under 5 Have Arrived

e have received a small fraction of the doses we ordered but expect to receive more every week. We will open up appointments as vaccine doses come in, and will post those openings here. Call the office to schedule an appointment. Once the vaccine clinics are full, we will add you to the waiting list.…

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COVID-19 Vaccine for 6 Months – 4 Years Coming Soon!

The wait is almost over! COVID Vaccines for under 5 have been approved and recommended by the CDC. Our first doses of the Pfizer vaccine should be arriving within days. Once we have vaccines and authorization from the Oregon Health Authority to administer them we will let you know! EPPC doctors and staff eagerly anticipate…

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Current COVID-19 Wave and Boosters for 5 – 11 Year-Olds

f you have children in school, work in a school, or know a teacher, you are already well aware that we are seeing another COVID wave. Cases have been increasing steadily both in schools and the community since the mask mandates were lifted, and most Oregon counties have been at a High Level of Community…

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