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COVID Vaccine Questions

COVID Vaccines

We have been receiving phone calls about getting their child a COVID vaccine. Unfortunately, we don’t have any more information than what is available on the New York State Department of Health website. 

Please refer to the Phased Distribution of COVID Vaccine at the link below:

https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine

 

New Phone System!

 New Phone System

As of this morning, we have switched over to a new phone system. You may experience longer than usual wait times. Please be patient as this will take some time to adjust.

If you have the patient portal, that will be the more efficient way to communicate with our office. 

Parent Training For Kids In Early Intervention

Parent Training:

The Early Intervention Partners Training Project is for New York State parents of young children with disabilities currently receiving early intervention services. The training sessions provide information, resources, and skill-building activities designed to increase parent advocacy and leadership skills.

When:

Webinar – Saturday, February 6th

Session II – Friday, March 5th & Saturday, March 6th

 

For more information visit EI Families.

 

COVID Vaccine Questions

 COVID Vaccines

We have been receiving phone calls about getting their child a COVID vaccine. Unfortunately, we don’t have any more information than what is available on the New York State Department of Health website. 

Please refer to the Phased Distribution of COVID Vaccine at the link below:

https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine

 

Formula – Understanding Nutrition (FUN) Research Study

Formula – Understanding Nutrition (FUN) Research Study

Dr. Bridget Young from URMC Pediatric Allergy & Immunology is the Principal Investigator for this project.

Purpose of Study:  To investigate how different types of carbohydrates in infant formula affect a baby’s pancreas and intestines. This will help us to understand how the different carbohydrates lactose vs. glucose vs. sucrose may impact infants’ blood sugar. 

Who Can Participate In The Study:  4-6 month old healthy infants who are being exclusively formula-fed at least 3 months with one of the following formulas:

  • Enfamil Infant (any type)

  • Store Brand of Enfamil Infant

  • Similac Advance (any type)

  • Store Brand of Similac Advance

  • Similac Sensitive (any type)

  • Store Brand of Similac Sensitive

  • Similac For Spit Up

Length of Study:  The study is only one visit.

What Happens At The Study Visit?:  Baby will be fed some glucose water and measure how his/her insulin and glucose respond by collecting urine and a heel prick.

Reimbursement:  $100

If you are interested and want to hear more, please contact:

Shavari Sonawane, MS (Study Coordinator)                                        (585) 205-8609                                    FormulaStudy@URMC.Rochester.edu

COVID Testing for ASYMPTOMATIC People

Asymptomatic testing:

·    Testing of asymptomatic individuals, ordered for any reason, are NOT available from UR Medicine Urgent Care locations or UR Medicine Lab collection sites.

Genesis Pediatrics is currently NOT able to conduct COVID testing for asymptomatic individuals.

New Asymptomatic Testing Dates/Locations

Asymptomatic individuals needing COVID testing to comply for example with travel guidelines or to satisfy requirements for returning to college campuses should be directed to state or local health department-operated locations to obtain a test at no cost.

Listed below are links to information about these locations:

·    Monroe County – click here

·    Ontario and Livingston Counties – click here

·    Ontario County (specifically Ovid, Geneva, Penn Yan, Newark) – click here

While some pharmacies are conducting asymptomatic testing, this is not covered by insurance and will result in out-of-pocket costs.

 

Holiday Hours at Genesis Pediatrics

Holiday Hours at Genesis Pediatrics:

Thursday, December 24th – 8:00am – 12:00pm
Friday, December 25th – CLOSED                                                                                                        

Thursday, December 31st – 8:00am – 12:00pm
Friday, January 1st – CLOSED

We wish you a Happy & Healthy Holiday and a Happy New Year!