We are committed to dedication and excellence in providing health care for children. Pediatrics is the specialty of medicine concerned with the medical care of infants, children and teenagers (birth to 21 years of age.) Pediatrics includes the care of sick, as well as preventive health care of children. Your child should be checked regularly to see if he/she is growing well and to receive immunizations against contagious diseases.
Immune responses of children 5 through 11 years of age were comparable to those of individuals 16 through 25 years of age. In addition, the vaccine was found to be 90.7% effective in preventing COVID-19 in children 5 through 11.
The vaccine’s safety was studied in approximately 3,100 children age 5 through 11 who received the vaccine and no serious side effects have been detected in the ongoing study.
To schedule an appointment please call our office at 510-797-7766. We do not take walk-ins.
Due to social distancing, we are permitting only one parent to be present at the COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
After holiday seasons and summer breaks, students ought to be back to school and fall back into their routine lives. It’s definitely tough to begin daylong classes after a vacation topped with fun activities, so students need some sweet encouragement to pick their spirits up!
This is also a great time to schedule for your child’s regular physicals and sports physicals to update him/her on any vaccines or other needs. We also have this season’s flu vaccine available for all children 6 months and above.
If you are planning to travel overseas, please call our office to schedule for a travel visit 3 to 4 weeks before you leave.
As we continue to vaccinate all children ages 6 months and up, there are new booster vaccines that will be available soon.
Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
The FDA Commissioner said “As we head into fall and begin to spend more time indoors, we strongly encourage anyone who is eligible to consider receiving a booster dose with a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine to provide better protection against currently circulating variants. The public can be assured that a great deal of care has been taken by the FDA to ensure that these bivalent COVID-19 vaccines meet our rigorous safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality standards for emergency use authorization.”
Among the study participants who received the bivalent vaccine, the most commonly reported side effects included pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain and fever.
The FDA also revised the EUA of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to remove the use of the monovalent vaccines for booster administration for individuals 12 years of age and older. These monovalent vaccines continue to be authorized for use for administration of a primary series for individuals 6 months of age and older as described in the letters of authorization. At this time, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine remains authorized for administration of a single booster dose for individuals 5 through 11 years of age at least five months after completing a primary series of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
Please call our office at 510-797-7766 to schedule for your child’s COVID-19 vaccine, or for any other appointments or questions you may have.
As a proud member of American Academy of Pediatrics since 1978, and Board Certified since 1979, Dr. Veena Puri and her staff look forward to continuing to provide quality service to the community.
With healthy regards,
Puri Pediatric Medical Group
Dr. Veena Puri has been a pediatrician since 1970. Since 1998, Dr. Veena Puri have been receiving the Best Physician’s Award, which is voted by their peers and medical patients. This is a testimony to the excellence of care provided to everyone at Puri Pediatric Medical Group. Dr. Puri is a proud mother of two successful college graduates.
Their daughter graduated from the University of Chicago, and is currently working as a pediatrician in Los Angeles, California. She recently finished her residency from Children’s Hospital in Orange County, California. Their son is pursuing a career in International Affairs.
Dr. Veena Puri has been a pediatrician since 1970. Since 1998 Dr. Veena Puri have been receiving the Best Physician’s Award, which is voted by their peers and medical patients.