May 6, 2019 Blog entry:
What to do if you were in a location of potential measles exposure:
Most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination so the risk to the general public is low. However, anyone who was in the locations of potential exposure to measles round the times listed below should:
- Find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have previously had measles. AND
- Call your health care provider promptly if they develop an illness with fever or illness with an unexplained rash between April 27 and May 19, 2019. To avoid possibly spreading measles to other patients, DO NOT ENTER A CLINIC OR HOSPITAL without calling first to tell them you want to be evaluated for measles.
Due to the high volume of calls we have been receiving about the Measles outbreak in Vancouver, we wanted to share some information to help our patients understand the current status. We have spoken with Public Health Seattle King County and because there has only been 1 confirmed case of Measles in King County, early MMR vaccination on a widespread basis is not currently being recommended. If you think your child has had direct exposure to a confirmed case of measles, please contact our office immediately. If your child will be traveling to a place that has a current Measles outbreak (like many parts of Europe or Vancouver, WA) then an early MMR vaccine can be given (between 6 and 12 months of age) or an early booster (between 12mo and 4 years of age) as a travel vaccine. Remember that vaccines need to be given 2 weeks before departure to ensure adequate time to build immunity. Ballard Pediatric Clinic continues to recommend routine MMR vaccination at 12 months and 4 years of age.
We will not be giving early doses of MMR vaccine on a routine or request basis unless we are instructed to do so by Public Health Seattle King County.
We will continue to monitor any spread of Measles in King County and update recommendations as we learn them from the health department. Please visit the link below for up-to-date Measles cases by county in Washington.
Don’t wait until the last minute! Schedule your back to school sports physicals now! Our schedules fill up quickly!
Our office will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:00am
Seattle Children’s Hospital has after-hours clinics available at the Main Campus in Seattle, Everett, Bellevue and Federal Way. Walk-in appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Or, you can schedule an appointment on-line at seattlechildrens.org/urgentcare or call 206-987-2211.
The hours are:
Monday-Friday: 5pm – 10:30pm
Weekends and Holidays: 11am – 8pm
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Schedule soon! Our physicals fill up fast. If you have schedule challenges with work and school please plan ahead. Don’t wait until the end of summer! Thank you!
Our office will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th.
We will re-open on Wednesday, December 26th
Seattle Children’s Hospital has after-hours clinic available
at the Main Campus in Seattle, Everett, Bellevue, and Federal Way.
You do not need an appointment.
The after-hours availablity are:
Monday-Friday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Weekends and Holidays: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Ballard Pediatric Clinic is proud to be a donation site for Mary’s Place. Bring your unwrapped donations to the office by December 13th and we will distribute them to Mary’s Place headquarters. Thank you!
Please note that in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, our clinic will be CLOSED the following:
December 24th – Closed at 12:00pm
December 25th – CLOSED ALL DAY
December 31st – Closed at 12:00pm
January 1st – CLOSED ALL DAY
We will have a physician on-call in case of an emergency. Please call our office and our answering service will assist you (206)783-9300.
Remember: Seattle Children’s Hospital has after-hours clinics available at the main campus in Seattle, Everett, Bellevue and Federal Way. You do not need an appointment.
Seattle Children’s After Hours Clinic:
Mon-Fri: 5pm – 10:30pm
Weekends and Holidays: 11am – 8pm