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Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine in Lock Haven, PA | Dr. Praful U. Bhatt

School, camp, and sport physicals are available and being scheduled at this time!

School physicals may be scheduled up to 4 months prior to beginning of the school year (April or later) for most school districts. Please check with your particular school to be sure of their policy. Due to the large number of school physicals that we perform, please call and schedule your appointment as early as possible, so that you have the most selection of times and dates to choose from.

Call the office to schedule your child's flu shots from late August through March, as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and American Academy of Pediatrics.



Update: Flu Vaccine Recommendations in Egg-Allergic Patients

Because most inactivated influenza vaccines may contain traces of egg, previous protocols for flu vaccine administration in egg-allergic individuals included skin testing, split-dose administration, or 30-minute wait period after vaccination. However, after extensive studies confirmed that the injectable flu vaccine was safe in egg-allergic patients, the Adverse Reactions to Vaccines Practice Parameter was updated in 2013 to recommend that all children with an egg allergy of any severity can receive the influenza vaccine without any additional precautions beyond those recommended for any vaccine. This was most recently endorsed in the AAP recommendations for the 2017-2018 flu season.

Updated AAP Recommendations