COVID-19 aka CORONAVIRUS

This page is to share information regarding COVID-19 otherwise known as the Coronavirus.  All of our information comes from the CDC, the State of Kentucky, local health departments or other reputable medical organizations.

The main symptoms for COVID-19 are fever, cough, respiratory distress and possibly sore throat and diarrhea.  If you or a family member has these symptoms please contact the health department for advice and testing.  There is no specific medication for treatment of this virus as of yet.  If you or a family member has been out of the country and most specifically to China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, and Iran and you or a family member have a fever, cough and respiratory distress (trouble breathing) you contact the health department.  If you or your family has been in an area in the United States that has a high number of cases you may consider getting tested.   Please see their number below.

Please note:  We now have the ability to test for COVID-19.  If you would like to have your child tested please call our office to schedule testing.  Now that it is cold and flu season it may more difficult to determine the cause of an illness as they all have some similary symptoms.  We can test for the Flu, RSV and COVID-19.

You may also contact the State of Kentucky's COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725 to find a location for testing.   Per Dr. Steven Stack with the Governor's Office you do not need a doctor's order to be tested (as of 7/9/2020). 

For the latest information from the State of Kentucky including the number of positive cases in our state click on the following link: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/pages/covid19.aspx

For the latest information from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) on how to protect your family please click on the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/index.html

The CDC's Fact sheet can be found at the following link:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

We cannot stress enough how important it is to wash your hands!!  This is the number one way to help prevent contracting or spreading the virus.  The same precautions you take for the flu should apply for this virus as well. 

An explanation of the Corona Virus for kids:

https://youtu.be/TtFFUshQ4i0

COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS:

NEW:  PASSPORT/MOLINA PATIENTS -

  • Be 12 years old or older;
  • Be an active Passport member; and
  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine after June 1 which includes:
    • One dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine,
    • Two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer* vaccine, or
    • One doses of the Moderna or Pfizer* vaccine in May and the second dose in June 2021.

 

Below are locations and information that are administering COVID-19 vaccines to pediatric patients.  If you have any questions regarding whether your child should take the vaccine please contact our office or make an appointment with one of our providers.

BAPTIST HEALTH

Baptist Health Louisville, La Grange began vaccinations for 12-15 year olds Friday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All patients over the age of 12 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations through Baptist Health Louisville and Baptist Health La Grange beginning Friday, May 14. A parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of vaccination.

Here are the specifics for each location: 

Baptist Health Louisville

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Appointments: Preferred through ScheduleYourVaccine.com, walk-ins accommodated before 4 p.m.  

Location: Drive-thru clinic located in parking lot at the corner of Breckenridge Lane and Kresge Way

 

Baptist Health La Grange

Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Appointments: Available through ScheduleYourVaccine.com, walk-ins accommodated as schedule permits

Location: Outpatient building at 1009 New Moody Lane (not on hospital campus)

 

Baptist Health Floyd began vaccinating 12-15 year-olds Thursday. Walk-ups and those who register online can be vaccinated through May 21.  

 

Norton Healthcare

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Children Ages 12 and Older

This is for the Pfizer vaccine only and at this time locations include Norton Children’s Medical Center (Brownsboro), and the Novak Center with more locations planned when/if the demand dictates.

Parent or guardian must be present and consent for child to receive the vaccine.

Schedule an appointment at a Norton Healthcare Vaccine Clinic by visiting NortonChildrens.com or calling
(502) 861-4499. Clinic locations are available at various sites throughout the Louisville area.

There are some pharmacies that will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to age appropriate children.  Please check with a pharmacy near you.

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