We have COVID-19 Vaccinations available!

Book an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for your child(ren) or yourself at one of our FREE vaccination clinics 

Resources

COVID-19 vaccination is available at our clinics and we are following CDC recommendations and protocols. Please review the following vaccine resources:

Emergency Use Authorization Fact Sheets, English 

Emergency Use Authorization Fact Sheets, Multi-Language

Possible Side Effects and Recommendations

COVID-19 is an evolving global public health issue. For detailed, up to date information on guidelines and recommendations, transmission, how to protect yourself, how to prevent the spread of the virus, treatment and more, access the links below: 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Florida Department of Health

What is COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is primarily a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. In children, it can present as pretty much anything (from a headache to even color changes of the toes). The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, meaning that it is a new virus. There are other types of coronaviruses that we have known about before this outbreak. 

The way I like to explain it: COVID-19 is a new baby to the family and it is one very fussy baby! 

What is Head2Toe Pediatrics doing to keep families safe?

We are taking the following precautions to ensure the safety of our families

  • COVID-19 Vaccination protocols 

  • Appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) is worn based on visit concerns  

  • Proper hand hygiene will be conducted on multiple occasions during a home visit 

  • All equipment is disinfected prior to, and after patient contact, following CDC protocols

  • We ensure sick and vulnerable families are being scheduled at different times to minimize exposures 

  • We continuously stay up to date on guidelines and recommendations put out by the CDC and the Florida Health Department

Does Head2Toe Pediatrics offer COVID-19 Testing?

YES! 

Diagnostic Tests (Nose or Throat Swab) 

   These tests look for ACTIVE infection 

  • Molecular Test: Takes 2 - 7 days to receive results 

    • Highly accurate and may not need to be repeated if negative results 

    • Head2Toe Pediatrics offers this test at your home 

  • Antigen Test: Takes 15 minutes to receive results 

    • Less accurate and may need confirmation testing with a molecular test if negative results

    • Positive results do not need confirmation testing with a molecular test 

    • Head2Toe Pediatrics offers this test in an office setting

 

Antibody Tests (Blood Test) 

  This test looks for PREVIOUS infection 

  • Takes 1 - 3 days to receive results

    • Head2Toe Pediatrics offers this test in a laboratory. Option for home lab draw available.

Learn more about coronavirus testing HERE

Does Head2Toe Pediatrics offer COVID-19 vaccination?

YES! 

 

Book an appointment for your child or a family member HERE

Our COVID-19 Vaccine clinics are FREE for everyone in the community 

What side effects should I expect after COVID-19 vaccination?

Everyone reacts differently to vaccination and we cannot predict who will experience side effects or what those will be. 

Some of the most common side effects reported included pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where the vaccine is given, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea. These side typically resolve within 24-48 hours. If they are lasting longer or you have concerns, reach out to your medical provider. 

Read more HERE

After COVID-19 vaccination when am I considered immune?

In general, as the current guidelines stand, you are considered fully vaccinated when:

  • 2 weeks have passed after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or

  • 2 weeks have passed after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

What activities may I resume after COVID-19 vaccination?

If you are fully vaccinated you may resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except when required by federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

This is changing as we learn more, up-to-date information can be found HERE