SEVERNA PARK DOCTORS

PEDIATRICS AND 

INTERNAL MEDICINE

***We now have Covid-19 vaccine in stock, see the Covid Vaccine page or more information***



Flu Vaccine Clinics

2021 Pediatric Influenza Drive-thru Clinic Information

**PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION**


We will be hosting the next drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Sunday, 10/24/21



COVID-19 WARNING: IF ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS COVID-19 POSITIVE OR HAS A CLOSE CONTACT EXPOSURE TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 WITHIN 14 DAYS OF YOUR APPOINTMENT, YOU CANNOT RECEIVE AN INFLUENZA VACCINE OR ATTEND THE CLINIC!


DEAR PARENTS AND PATIENTS: Our Pediatric Flu shot clinics are by appointment only. We will hold a limited number of clinics this season, as our focus must be on patient care. However, we strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated. If you cannot attend one of our drive-thru clinics, please make it a priority to get vaccinated at one of the many facilities that offer quadrivalent influenza vaccines.


PAYMENT: Prior to the clinics, please make sure we have accurate health insurance information on file. We will bill your health insurance for the vaccine and administration, statements will be sent for any unpaid claims, deductibles, or co-pays.


SAFETY: Please be patient during the clinic. We have tried to factor the time for every issue; however we will always prioritize safety and proper medical technique over speed. All of the RULES below are very important to our workflow and your safety. Please read carefully:


Drive-thru clinic rules (please come prepared):


1. Please do not attend the clinic if you do not have an appointment OR if the patient is sick.


2. Everyone in the vehicle, ages 2 years and older, MUST wear a mask over the nose and mouth to receive the vaccine.


3. The vaccine site must be easily accessible, children 4 years and older should wear loose, short sleeves so the upper arm is exposed. Under 4 years of age should wear loose shorts or a onesie so the upper thigh is exposed.


4. You will need to complete an Influenza Vaccine Screening Form for each patient receiving a vaccine.


5. Please read the 2021-2022 Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS) prior to the clinic. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the vaccine, please call the office or send a portal message.


6. Please arrive at your appointment time, to avoid vehicle back-ups. The patients should remain in their car seat, booster seat or seat belt. Due to the confined area in a vehicle, we will not attempt to vaccinate patients that are extremely uncooperative and require extra restraint.


7. Patients under the age of 18 yrs. must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. If the patient getting vaccinated is driving, we will direct you to a parking area to allow 10 mins recovery time.






IMPORTANT REMINDER: PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR CHILDREN’S WELL CHECKS, SPORT PHYSICALS, AND COLLEGE PHYSICALS to avoid any interruption in their vaccine schedule or difficulties registering for school sports or college entrance. The use of telemedicine during the pandemic made it possible to safely treat patients, and we may use it for some sick visits or medication checks if you are on vacation or away at college, but the best medical care comes from seeing our patients in person. Children change and develop so quickly. Annual check-ups give us the best opportunity to monitor those changes and catch any inconsistencies both mentally and physically.


SCHOOL/CAMP FORMS INFO: Please see our temporary forms policy to see how our office will be handling school/camp/sports forms this summer.
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**********HOLIDAY INFORMATION********
Our office will be closed on the following holidays in 2021:

Thanksgiving Thursday 11/25/2021
Christmas Friday 12/24/2021
New Year's Day Friday 12/31/2021

When the office is closed, if you have a medical concern and would like to reach the physician on-call, our after hours number is 443-481-3061.
MDVIP patients should call Dr. Schmidlein's cell number.