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News

Congratulations Dr. Baird!

Dr. Baird gave birth to a healthy baby boy in August.  Congratulations to the whole family!  Dr. Baird will be returning from her maternity leave in December.

Pertussis Outbreak & New School Recommendation

Pertussis (whooping cough) has been on the rise in California. Immunization is the best way to control the spread of Pertussis. Because of the pertussis outbreak, a new immunization law was passed in California requiring all students entering grades 7 to 12 to show proof that they have received a pertussis booster (Tdap) vaccination. Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory infection that can be severe. The immunity received from early childhood begins to wear off over time, making older children and adults susceptible to pertussis again. Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group recommends administering the pertussis (Tdap) booster at 11 years old. If your child has not received his or her pertussis (Tdap) booster, or if you are unsure, please call our offices.

About our Vaccine Refrigeration (PDF)

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At Peninsula Pediatrics, our medical team and friendly staff offer all aspects of pediatrics medical services, including:

  • Well Child exams from birth to age 18
  • Sports and camp physicals
  • Pre-op physicals
  • Immunizations
  • School and behavioral issues
  • Diagnosis and treatment for acute and chronic illnesses
  • Inpatient hospital care for our patients

What is a Pediatrician?

A pediatrician is a physician whose specific specialty is caring for children from birth to 18 years of age. Pediatricians address acute and chronic illnesses, learning disabilities, behavioral issues and the growth and development of children. Our goal is to help ensure that children grow into mentally and physically healthy, productive and happy adults.

Product Recalls

Child products, such as cribs and toys are often recalled due to a defect or hazard. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items. View more information at the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Car Seat Recommendations

As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents. Visit the AAP™ Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.

Schedule a Car Seat fitting.

Traveling with Children

Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when travelling abroad. There are many things parents should consider when traveling with children of any age.

Visit the CDC™ Traveling with Children for helpful resources on travel including:

  • Safe food and water precautions, diarrhea management and insect protection when traveling abroad
  • Modifying the immunization schedule
  • Traveling while pregnant
  • Travel and breastfeeding
  • International adoptions

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