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Golden Gate Pediatric's News and Updates

Dr. Ernster retired!

Dr. Ernster has retired from practice as of August 2015 after 25+ years serving our patients and their families.  Dr. Ernster’s presence will be greatly missed around the office, but we wish him all the best in his much deserved retirement!

 

 

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Flu Vaccine 2015-2016

We are awaiting shipment of vaccine for the upcoming flu season.  We anticipate being able to schedule appointments by mid-September for the injectable vaccine and by October for the Nasal Spray vaccine.  Check back here for the most current info.

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GGPeds has a New Vaccine Policy!!!

In light of the current measles outbreak and after careful thought and discussion, we have decided to require our patients to vaccinate according to the AAP policy.  We feel this is in the best interest of all of our patients, their families and our community.

 

 

 

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UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Opened Feb. 1, 2015

On February 1, 2015, the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital opened and many of UCSF’s Outpatient Services are now available at the Mission Bay location.

 

 

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Measles Outbreak

California has been experiencing a measles outbreak in 2015.  Most Bay Area counties have reported measles cases.  The most important and effective preventive strategy for measles is immunization.  The majority of current measles cases in California’s current outbreak were in unvaccinated patients.

 

If your child presents with a fever and a rash, please call our office.  If we feel your child should be evaluated by a doctor, the doctor will come see your child in your vehicle outside the office.  We are taking all precautions to not bring any possible measles cases inside the office.

 

At this time, it is not recommended to vaccinate children for measles before the regularly recommended vaccination ages of 12 months of age for the first dose and 4 years of age for the second dose, unless there is going to be upcoming international travel.  If this policy is to change, we will reflect that change on this website immediately.

 

Below are some additional resources regarding Measles:

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Marin Health & Human Services

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Healthy Children

 

 

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