Flu Vaccines and Flu Vaccine Clinics
You can now book your child's flu vaccine online through the portal!
Flu vaccines have arrived! We recommend a yearly flu vaccine for all children 6 months and older.
If your child has an appointment in the coming weeks, the flu vaccine can be given at that appointment. If your child does not have an appointment, you can now book a flu shot appointment through your child's portal. Good old fashioned phone calls still work to choose a slot as well.
This list will be updated as new dates and times become available. Call us if you have questions.
SOUTH BURLINGTON OFFICE
Friday, September 24th, 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, October 1st, 1 PM - 4:15 PM
Friday, September 24th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday, September 28th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 1st, 9 AM - 2 PM
Wednesday, September 22nd, 9 AM - 10:40 AM and 5:15 - 6:45 PM
Thursday, September 23rd, 5 PM - 6:45 PM
Monday, September 27th, 5 - 6:45 PM
Wednesday, September 29th, 5:15 - 6:45 PM
Covid Vaccines Now Available for Ages 12 and Up!
All children ages 12 and up are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine! This is wonderful news and puts us one step closer to controlling this pandemic and getting our kids and families back to normal life. Clinical trials of the Pfizer vaccine among kids ages 12-15 showed that the vaccine is safe and effective for this age group. We do not yet have the vaccine to give at our Timber Lane offices. Your child can receive the vaccine at a health department clinic, local pharmacy such as Walgreen's or Kinney's, or at a school clinic. You can view and sign up for a vaccine appointment on the Vermont Department of Health website here.
If you have specific questions about the Covid vaccine and your child's health, call our office and we will set up a time for you to talk with your child's pediatric provider.
If you have general questions about the Covid vaccine for your child or yourself, check out these wonderful resources:
1) An FAQ for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) here.
2) Vaccine information from Dr. Paul Offit and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which you can access here.
Dr. Barb Kennedy Retires and Timber Lane Pediatrics Welcomes Dr. Patrick Duff
This July, Dr. Kennedy retired from pediatric practice. She has been a guiding force at Timber Lane Pediatrics for 27 years! We will miss her dearly but wish her a relaxing retirement. Dr. Kennedy has written a letter to her patients you can find here.
Also this July, Timber Lane Pediatrics welcomed our newest physician, Dr. Patrick Duff. Dr. Duff completed his training locally at UVM. He will be working at our South Burlington office and is excited to see patients of all ages.
You can find more information about Dr. Duff here. Welcome, Dr. Duff!
How Do I Talk to My Child About Racial Bias and Recent Protests?
Here are two valuable articles on how to start and continue meaningful conversations with your children about racial bias and the recent protests sweeping the country. First, advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, "Talking to Children About Racial Bias." Second, a timely article from the New York Times, "Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often."