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  • Jennifer King



We made it through the first few weeks of school, congratulations! I wish every family and child a wonderful school year filled with much growth and joy. As the school year has started, there have been more viruses/colds circulating causing runny nose, coughs, and sore throats. As a reminder the best medicines are nasal saline and spoonfuls of honey (if older than 12 months).


CONSTRUCTION ALERT


The City of Muskegon is in the process of working on Terrace St. There is a sign on Webster that says the road is closed to thru traffic - we are NOT thru traffic and you can still enter our parking lot from Webster St. You can also enter our parking lot from Muskegon Ave.



Influenza Vaccine


We are now offering the influenza vaccine for the season. For those older than 2 years of age we have the nasal flu vaccine, which is a spray and no poke option.


If you missed the drive-thru flu vaccine clinic, we will have another one on Saturday, October 8th from 8am-11am. We will send out another link for registration as we get closer to the date. The drive thru clinic allows your children to stay in the car while they get the nasal flu vaccine. You can come anytime between 8-11am.


If you are unable to come on October 8th, if your child is less than 2 years of age or you would like your child to get the injectable flu vaccine (the flu shot), please call 231-638-4120 to schedule your child’s visit.


As a reminder, the flu vaccine does not protect against the illness that causes vomiting and diarrhea, referred to as the "stomach flu". The flu vaccine protects against the illness that causes high fever for 5-7 days, cough, runny nose, achey body, and sore throat.


COVID Vaccine Update


The FDA has approved the Pfizer Bivalent COVID vaccine booster. The bivalent vaccine has protection against the omicron strain of COVID and provides the best protection. This vaccine is recommended for all age 12 years and older. It can be given if there has been 2 or more months from the last COVID vaccine. For the best protection, I recommend getting this vaccine asap as the community levels of COVID are higher than reported due to the number of home tests that are being used. Please call 231-638-4120 to schedule.


The FDA is expected to approve this vaccine for children 5-12 years in the next week or so and we should be able to offer it in the next month. Stay tuned!



Care Closet


If you are in need of diapers, wipes, clothing, underwear, bras, feminine products, soap, toothbrush/toothpaste or deodorant please call our office so we can help, 231-638-4120.


If you are able to donate to our closet, we would appreciate donations of diapers, wipes, and hygiene items.


  • Jennifer King

This week we are celebrating two amazing years as Muskegon Pediatrics. Thank you for the privilege of caring for your children. We pledge to offer you the very #BESTCARE.


New National Suicide and Crisis Hotline

988 This is the new national number to dial if you, your child, or a loved one is experiencing a time of crisis or thoughts of suicide. A time of crisis is substance use, stress, mental health problems, emotional distress, etc. Calling this number will get you in touch with a crisis counselor who will help you at that moment and provide further resources. Please share this number with others, just dial 988 on a cell phone or landline.


School Forms


It is that time of the year that schools are collecting forms for the coming school year.


If your child has had a check up and needs a form completed, you can send it to us through your child’s portal, found at www.muskegonpediatrics.com or call the office.


Most kindergarteners will need their hearing and vision checked for registration. If your child has had a check up in the last year, we did those at the check up and we provide you with the information.


If your child has not had a check up yet, please call 231-638-4120 to schedule an appointment.


Sports Physicals


If your child will be in 7th -12th grade, they will need a sports physical form on file at the school to participate in school sports. At Muskegon Pediatrics, the sports physical is part of the yearly well exam. Please call 231-638-4120 to schedule your child’s well exam appointment.


Masks


We are required by OSHA to continue wearing masks in our office. Please come with a mask to your appointment.


Care Closet


If you are in need of diapers, wipes, clothing, underwear, bras, feminine products, soap, toothbrush/toothpaste or deodorant please call our office so we can help, 231-638-4120.


If you are able to donate to our care closet, we appreciate any donations of toiletries, diapers, and wipes.



COVID vaccine


We have the Pfizer vaccine for ages 6 months and older available in our office, call to schedule an appointment, 231-638-4120. If you have any questions about these vaccines, please call or send a message in your child’s portal.


A booster vaccine is recommended for anyone who received the 2 doses of COVID vaccines AND it has been 5 months since the second vaccine. Please call if you have any questions or would like to schedule your child’s booster vaccine before school starts.


Prescription Refills


There are two ways to request a prescription refill.

  1. You can call our office and leave a message on the prescription refill line.

  2. You use the portal to request a refill.


We do not receive requests or honor prescription refills from pharmacies. Please contact our office first if you are in need of refills.



Fun things to do around town


  1. Parties in the Park at Hackley Park https://partiesinthepark.com/

  2. Lakeshore Museum - free for Muskegon County Residents with events and activities weekly

  3. Muskegon Art Museum - has a fun spot for kids to do art. Free admission on Thursdays.

  4. Hackley Library and the Muskegon Area District Libraries have story time, fun kits to take home and beautiful children’s sections for the child to enjoy MADL Events

  5. Muskegon Farmers Market - EBT accepted, try the new food challenge - every visit get 1 new vegetable/food to try with your kids to see foods they may like, but never tried.

  6. Parks, parks, parks - we have an abundance of parks to explore - parks for just walking, parks for playing on playgrounds, parks with both. Take a snack or lunch to spend time trying a new park with your kids.

Muskegon County Parks

City of Muskegon Parks


Updated: Jul 21

We're excited and thankful to announce the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will be available to Muskegon Pediatrics patients ages 6 months and older.

The Pfizer COVID vaccine is administered in three separate doses for this age group.

Dose #1 → 3 weeks → Dose #2 → 8 weeks → Dose #3

We are scheduling appointments at this time. Please call the office 231-638-4120 to schedule your child or to ask questions. You can also send questions through the patient portal.

We thank the Muskegon Health Department for helping us make this important and life saving vaccine available to you.