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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

 

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! 

WINTER SOCK DRIVE!

WINTER SOCK DRIVE at GP

We will be collecting NEW socks for men, women and children until 12/31/2020. A drop box will be in our waiting room. All donations will be delivered to our local homeless shelters.  

We thank you for giving back to our community during this holiday season!

Asymptomatic COVID Testing

Asymptomatic COVID Testing

If you believe that you or your child has been exposed to COVID, you will be contacted by the Health Department IF you are considered a close contact and require testing.  Please do not call the office because we will tell you to wait for direction from the Health Department.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are no longer able to send lab requisitions to URMC Urgent Care locations for people who are asymptomatic If you are looking to be tested for COVID, but you have no symptoms, you will need to pursue your own testing at Monroe Community College, CVS or Walgreens

COVID Test Results

COVID Test Results

If your child has had a COVID test completed at a URMC lab, please know that it is now taking up to 6 days to get those results. 

PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE LOOKING FOR RESULTS!

We understand that you are frustrated while awaiting the results of testing, but please know that we are calling patient families as soon as results are received (either positive or negative). 

We thank you for your cooperation!

Yellow Zone Restrictions for Schools in Monroe County

Yellow Zone Restrictions for Schools

We understand there are many questions about Governor Cuomo’s announcement yesterday regarding the testing of students and staff in the school districts in the Yellow Zone. 

We do not have all of the answers yet.  We are waiting for additional guidance from the Monroe Country Health Department. 

Nasal Swab Tests

This would be a nasal swab just inside the nose, NOT the nasopharyngeal swab that reaches to the far back of the nose. 

Exemptions for Testing

At this time, we are NOT writing any exemption letters to avoid this potential testing. There has been no guidance given from the Monroe County Department of Health regarding exemptions to testing.  We are awaiting further guidance from the school districts, as well. 

We will continue to post any and all information as we obtain it!  Please try to be patient with our staff. We are all doing the best we can with the changes that seem to happen hourly!

 

https://www.whec.com/news/schools-prepare-to-operate-under-yellow-zone-restrictions/5920189/?cat=565