COVID-19: Going Back to School.. What Families Need to Know
Rapid COVID PCR Test Details:
Elmwood Pediatric Group’s two locations, Clinton Crossings and Bushnell’s Basin, now offer a Rapid COVID PCR test as well as a Rapid Strep PCR test for patients who are ill or have been directly exposed to COVID.
An in-office appointment with a provider is required before this testing. Please call us to schedule a same day appointment. We can get same day results on most samples, although if a test is run late in the day, it may be resulted the next day.
COVID-19 Vaccine News:
The other major COVID news is of course the increasing availability of the COVID vaccine which is licensed for ages 12 years and above starting Wednesday 5/12/21.
We strongly urge all patients 12 years and older to keep checking the NYS COVID vaccine website: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov and to sign up for email updates. We do recommend obtaining the COVID vaccine when you are eligible.
Vaccines are still currently being given out mainly at mass vaccination sites, such as the Dome in Monroe County, and pharmacies. We will also have some vaccine supply for patients who prefer to get it in our office. Currently, the vaccine can be given at the same time or near other vaccines with rare exceptions.
For further questions or to schedule an appointment with Elmwood Pediatric Group, please call (585) 244-9720 today.