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  • Writer's pictureJennifer King, M.D.

Happy New Year from Muskegon Pediatrics!

What a beautiful way to usher in 2022 - with loads of snow! Here's a list of important information for our patients.

COVID vaccine

We have the Pfizer vaccine for ages 5 yrs-11 yrs and 12yrs + 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.

As of January 5th, 2022 the CDC recommends those 12 years and older receive a booster vaccine if they are 5 months out from their second vaccine. If you or your child needs a booster vaccine, please call the office to schedule an appointment 231-638-4120.

Influenza vaccine

Cases of influenza are rising in the state. If your child still needs an influenza vaccine, please call the office at 231-628-4120.

What is influenza? Many people mistake influenza for the “stomach flu”. The vaccine for influenza protects against the influenza virus which causes high fever for 5+ days, harsh cough, runny nose, and sore throat.

Care Closet

We have winter coats, gloves, and hats available. If you, your neighbor, your coworker, or your friend is in need of clothing items, hygiene products, or winter clothing please contact our office, 231-638-4120.

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.

Yearly Forms

It is the beginning of the year… unfortunately there are yearly forms that need to be completed. You can complete these now ahead of your child’s appointment to save time.

In addition, please share any new insurance information with us so when your child does need to be seen, there are no delays when your child needs care.

Patient Centered Medical Home

As a reminder, we are committed to being your child’s patient centered medical home. What does that mean? It means that we will take a lead in helping you coordinate your child’s medical needs. This means we are available to you after hours to help guide you on caring for your child when urgent needs arise, we help coordinate care with other physicians your child may need to see, and review visits your child may make to the emergency room to make sure there are no other ongoing needs. To learn more about patient centered medical home you can go to Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) | Muskegon Pediatrics.

Fun things to do around town

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

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

  3. 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

  4. Winter Sports Complex - winter luge, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and winter zip line

Here's to a healthy and happy year in 2022!


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