COVID-19 UPDATE- What to do if you have or were exposed to COVID 19
PFIZER COVID -19 VACCINES ARE AVAILABLE FOR 5 YRs and OLDER
As of November 2, 2021, all of our offices have received the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. We are now scheduling appointments, so please call the office.
The Pfizer vaccine can be given to anyone 5 years and older and is a two dose vaccine separated by 3 weeks. Anyone under 18 years of age must have an adult present with them at time of vaccine.
*Please bring your insurance card or a copy of it and the Demographic/Prescreen questionnaire to the appointment.
*We will offer this vaccine to anyone even if not a patient in our practice.
Steps to schedule an appointment:
1. Fill out and bring a demographic/prescreen form for EVERY PERSON scheduled for the vaccine. CLICK HERE for the form. You can also go onto your patient portal on our website www.cmg-pc.com and fill out the COVID Vaccination questionaire.
2. Please call the office to schedule an appointment on weekdays at all three offices or can schedule for the Century Center office on Saturdays and on some evenings at the Downtown Decatur location.
3. Bring your insurance card (or a copy of it) to the appointment with you. Insurance is NOT required to get the vaccine.
4. CLICK HERE to register on the CDC site "VSAFE" to check in and keep up with your future vaccine appointment.
Resources for Vaccine Information below:
-18 years old and older. 1 dose needed.
18 years and older. 2 doses needed separated by 4 weeks.
5 years and older. 2 doses needed separated by 3 weeks
We are happy to announce that all of our offices are able to test for COVID 19. This can be done on established patients only. Please call the office to schedule either a televisit evaluation or office visit depending on symptoms.
There are two types of tests: viral and antibody tests. Viral tests can be an antigen test or a PCR test and looks for a current infection (at the time of testing). An antibody test is a blood test that can detect how the body responds to an infection. Click here for information from the CDC about the different tests. Speak to your healthcare provider to determine what test is needed.
If you test positive or negative for COVID 19 on a viral or antibody test, you still need to protect yourself and others. Click here for more information.
PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT TOOL- CHOA'S tool to see what to do if your child is sick or asymptomatic and exposed/ not exposed to COVID 19.
Additional DPH information focusing on COVID-19 and contact tracing is as follows:
We wanted to thank all of our patients and families for helping us work through our “new normal” in our offices. As per CDC recommendations, we are asking all visitors over 2 years of age to wear a mask to protect your family as well as ours. Please bring ONE FROM HOME as our supplies have dwindled during this pandemic.
We at Children's Medical Group closely monitor updates from CDC, WHO and the Georgia Department of Health and we continue to make steps to ensure the health and safety of all of our patients.
You may see changes in routines at our offices, such as using different entrances for sick and well patients, waiting in your car until we are ready to see your child, or making payments online and appointments by phone rather than at the front desk.
As you know this is an ever changing situation as more details are being given to us day to day.
Please check the following websites for up to date information on this virus and how it is affecting our community:
www.choa.org/covid19 (COVID-19 Pediatric assessment tool now available on website)
CHOA COVID-19 hotline number (404) 785-7955 7am-7pm, 7 days a week