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.
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
Health Net Covered CA Update for 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, our Practice will no longer be considered in-network with Health Net Covered CA products. (We are still in-network all Health Net PPO & HMO plans that are not part of the Covered California network.)
The Covered CA products we do accept are:
– Anthem Blue Cross
– Blue Shield
Dr. Gonda retired
Dr. Gonda has retired from practice as of February 2014 after 30+ years serving our patients and their families. Dr. Gonda’s presence will be greatly missed around the office, but we wish him all the best in his much deserved retirement!