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

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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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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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Talking to Our Kids About Tragic Events

It’s been rough, hasn’t it? Hearing about mass shootings and other tragedies is hard enough to process, and when they happen in schools it feels especially heart-wrenching. For families of color, who are already processing so much grief and trauma, every new tragic event can be a tipping point. As parents, we not only have…

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