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COVID-19 Vaccines Approved for children six months through five years of age
On Saturday, June 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the use of COVID-19 vaccine for patients ages six(6) months to four (4) years of age for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines and ages six (6) months to five (5) years of age for Moderna vaccines. These recommendations are in line with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authrorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for this age agroup.
For more information please visit CDC’s site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccines-children-teens.html
Families Together of Orange County Third Clinic Site Expansion to Fountain Valley
Families Together of Orange County (FTOC), a nonprofit community health center, has opened up a third location in Fountain Valley, California, which will add a variety of new services to the nonprofit’s list of offerings for the community.
The expansion into Fountain Valley will offer an array of specialties led by Dr. Sujata Lalla-Reddy. Dr. Reddy is an Infectious Disease Specialist with more than 15 years of experience who has built a patient following in Fountain Valley with her focus on HIV treatment, Internal Medicine and Travel Medicine.
For more information about this expansion, please visit the following links:
"Wheels That Heal" Lestonnac Free Clinic Mobile Unit
On Friday, May 13, 2022, Lestonnac Free Clinic, revealed their new “Wheels That Heal” mobile unit.
Utilizing 114 sq.ft., the Wheels That Heal mobile unit has been customized to harness every inch to its fullest potential. The mobile unit has an exam room, waiting area, nurse station, and a restroom. It is equipped with an exam chair, which fully reclines, so it can be used for both medical and dental visits. The unit runs on solar power and is supplied with Wi-Fi to provide connection for virtual telemedicine visits.
This unit will further expand Lestonnac’s ability to provide health care services to patients in LA county, who previously lacked access to care.
To learn more about “Wheels That Heal,” please click here for a live stream video of the grand opening.
Infant Formula Shortage: What Parents Should Do and Should Not Do
Due to the impacts of the ongoing pandemic and recent recall of some powdered infant formula, the country is now facing a shortage of infant formula that is predicted to last through July. This shortage has affected thousands of families across California.
In response to the concerns that families in the community are facing due to the shortage, the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers and Families Together of Orange County have teamed up to provide information and local resources to those who have infants to feed.
Please check out the following article, available in both English and Spanish for more information on what parents can do during the shortage, resources to rely on, and what parents should not do according to experts.
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