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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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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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What You Need to Know About the Formula Shortage

Whether you have a baby at home or not, you are probably aware of the severe shortage of infant formula in the United States. Regardless of the cause (you can read some background info here and here), it is becoming a serious problem for many families. The good news is that help is on the…

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School Exclusion Date is April 20

Make sure your children are up-to-date on required vaccines so they don’t miss any school! Each year, the state of Oregon has an exclusion date by which students must receive the required vaccinations. During the 2020-21 school year, the exclusion date was waived as classes were held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s…

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COVID Updates for January 2022

Omicron cases are increasing rapidly, and public health response is changing rapidly as well. Here are some important updates that you may find helpful. Staying safe with Omicron OHSU is predicting that the Omicron surge will peak on January 27th, and should decline sharply after that. The rapid rise will place severe strains on our…

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A Letter to Our Patients: Omicron, Vaccines, and Tests; Oh, My!

We are experiencing our biggest surge yet of pediatric patients with COVID-19 infection and COVID-19 exposures. Here is the letter we emailed today. Dear EPPC families, As you may know, COVID19 with the Omicron variant is very active in our region. Due to the number of patients who are either ill or have been exposed,…

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