I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well.
Our practice is here to support you as usual.
I wish you all the very best,
Childhealthy is live!
COVID-19 update – COVID-19 vaccination for secondary school children?
Before you go…
Childhealthy is live!
I hope you all enjoyed the first May Bank Holiday despite the weather! Hopefully soon we will be able to mix two households inside again and can socialise with friends and family, come rain or come shine.
What is Childhealthy?
Childhealthy is still the same practice, but under a new name and with a newly designed website that will grow to include more useful content and advice for parents of children of all ages.
Childhealthy has come about thanks to the growth of the practice. Our aim is to give families easy access to private paediatric care, classes and information.
What changes will I see?
For you, this means even more advice, guidance and support to keep your child healthy.
I’m still at the heart of the practice as lead paediatrician, and we are still offering the same clinics and services. I am always here and actively involved in all aspects of the practice as usual.
Over time Childhealthy will operate under more of a group practice model, which will allow us to grow and offer even more services. We are building a recommended paediatric specialists and therapists section for parents and other child health related education classes in addition to first aid training already up and running.
Emails will start coming from firstname.lastname@example.org, but all previous emails are still active and all phone numbers remain the same.
The new Childhealthy website
Our aim is for the website to grow into a hub of information, guidance and advice, as well as a way to book services and appointments with me and other specialists, and provide information and educational classes.
In About, you’ll find more information about Childhealthy, our mission and reasons to visit us.
Our Services page is where you’ll find some of the services we offer – both in person, in clinic or at home, and online – and ways to book things like appointments, examinations, health checks and vaccinations.
The Specialists section will list Childhealthy recommended specialists and therapists. All Specialists work independently from the Practice, unless clearly listed as an Associate. This page is still in development and will be populated with a list of Specialists over the next month. The aim is to provide you with a useful reference or guide to help you find the right Specialist or therapist if a referral is recommended.
Our Conditions page will focus on childhood medical conditions. This section gives you expert advice about the types of conditions we cover, what to do if you think your child has a condition, and when to see a doctor.
Here is where you’ll also find our COVID-19 and children FAQ page to answer some of the most common questions we receive at this time.
Childhealthy Advice is where we answer more specific questions that we have received around a whole range of topics. Keep an eye on this section as we’ll be building it out in the near future to answer more of your queries.
If you have any questions or topics you’d like to see here, please do email email@example.com. We really value your input to make this a useful resource that we can all share.
Last but not least, News is where you’ll find all of these monthly updates.
Coming soon, we’ll be adding more educational sessions including a solid food introduction/nutrition and physiotherapy sessions and the ability to make online bookings and payments.
I hope you enjoy looking around our new website. All phone numbers and emails are still active and working. Please do send any feedback and let me know what you think of it.
COVID-19 update – Autumn COVID-19 vaccination for secondary school children?
You may have heard the news this week about possible plans for vaccinating 12-15 year olds for COVID-19. This report in Medscape Pediatrics, summarises the update and I wanted to share the details with you:
“The Sunday Times reported on NHS planning for Pfizer/BioNTech jabs for secondary school pupils aged 12 and over this autumn. It quotes JCVI member, Professor Adam Finn, University of Bristol: “We need to be in a position to immunise children, particularly teenagers, promptly and efficiently if we need to.”
The European Medicines Agency announced it was evaluating the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for use in 12-15 year olds.
Meanwhile, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) schools infection survey data show 0.34% of secondary school pupils, and 0.19% of secondary school staff, tested positive for current COVID-19 infection 15 to 31 March.
Fiona Dawe from ONS said: “The data shows that during round four of testing, there was a reduction in current infection rates in schools taking part in the study. In secondary schools there was a significant reduction in current infection levels in both pupils and staff.”
There are no plans currently for vaccination under this age group, although the situation is changing rapidly with clinical trials likely to include younger age groups. There is still no change in overall advice concerning COVID-19 and children. You can find all of our COVID-19 frequently asked questions here to remind and reassure you.
Before you go…
We really do value your feedback so feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you think of our new website and services. Info@childhealthy.co.uk is the new email for all enquiries, although again to reassure you email@example.com still works!
Please do share our weblink Childhealthy.co.uk with your friends and family on your social channels, and tag us on Instagram and Facebook. I am always so grateful and pleased to meet families through recommendations.
Do you have a question or topic that you would like addressed/covered on our website or through this newsletter? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will aim to include this in the next update. Until next time.
Wishing you all the very best,
Dr Yiannis and the Childhealthy Team.