OUR LATEST NEWS & IMPORTANT CHILD HEALTH CARE UPDATES
Rapid COVID testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic children is currently available in our office. A sample for the test is obtained by nasal swab (which is much less uncomfortable than the deeper nasopharyngeal swab tests) and results are available in less than 15 minutes. The test is a PCR test that is currently accepted by all local school districts for documentation and return to school. Call for an appointment. Camillus: (315) 487-1541 and Liverpool: (315) 652-1070
We currently do not have COVID vaccines in our office but will keep you notified if this changes in the future.
For now, if you have a teen, age 16 or older, and think they qualify to be immunized under the current guidelines, you can visit the NYS COVID Vaccine Website to determine eligibility and potentially schedule a vaccine.
In accordance with the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, we recommend that adolescents (age 16-17 years) who are included in the prioritized groups should receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Also, COVID-19 vaccines should be offered to lactating individuals the same as non-lactating individuals if they meet the criteria of a prioritized group. A lactating individual may continue nursing after receiving the vaccine.
Please read these AAP Guidelines for further information.
To our Patients and Families, thank you for putting your trust in us during these difficult times. We continue to keep our patient's health and safety as the #1 priority. We are proud that we have been serving CNY since 1968.
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Neil Sillars Stewart, MD, age 91, of Carlisle, PA passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Cumberland Crossings in Carlisle.
He was born on November 2, 1929 in Santa Monica, CA to the late Archibald Karr Stewart and Mora Jean Sillars Stewart. Neil graduated from Monmouth College in IL and a received his M.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his graduate medical training at The Delaware Hospital, Wilmington, DE and at the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, NY.
He served in the Army Medical Corps and Army Reserves for a number of years. He began his own practice in Camillus, NY, and was later a founding partner of Pediatric Associates. He also served as Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, where he helped to create a nurse practitioner program.
In 1990, he received The President's Award for Voluntary Faculty Service. Neil was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, PA. He served on the sessions of several Presbyterian churches, and also as a Stephen Minister and Stephen Ministry Trainer.
As a life-long lover of the outdoors, he spent much of his leisure time hiking and canoeing in the Adirondacks. He was active in several conservation causes. An avid bird watcher, he participated in the bird count for the New York State Bird Breeding Atlas.
Neil is survived by his wife of 6 years, Elizabeth Gardner; three daughters, Gwyneth Stewart of Cincinnati, OH, Bronwyn Ship of Canandaigua, NY, Rhyssa Johnson of Pittsburgh, PA; three sons, A. Bruce Stewart of Oneida, NY, David Stewart of Syracuse, NY, Allen Stewart of Boerne, TX; a sister, Mary Margaret Stewart of Gettysburg, PA; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Neil was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Lilian Lewis Stewart.
There will be no public services. Interment will be held in Syracuse, NY at a later date. Memorial Contributions in Neil's name may be made to: The Adirondack Experience, 9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013.
To sign the guestbook, please visit www.HoffmanFH.com.
We now have enough flu vaccine in stock to start scheduling nurse appointments on weekdays to vaccinate your children. We are offering both the injectable and the “shot free” nasal vaccine this year. We will soon be posting a schedule for weekend and evening flu shot clinics.
Now is the time to be immunized for the coming flu season. It will be especially important to protect children from influenza this year, and keep them healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is possible to be co-infected with both influenza and COVID-19 at the same time, which could lead to increased severity of illness. In accordance with the guidelines of the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics, we strongly recommend that all children aged 6 months and older receive their flu vaccine every year.