The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all healthy children 6 months and older are vaccinated for influenza this fall as the best protection against the flu, especially now that many children have returned to in-classroom learning.
The flu vaccine is safe, effective, and can be given alongside other routine immunizations and the COVID-19 vaccine.
We’re excited to announce Dr. Julie Henderson has joined our medical team at Pediatric Healthcare Associates. She will be seeing general pediatric patients in our Hawley Lane Office. Welcome to PHA Dr. Henderson!
Dear PHA patient and family,
It has come to our attention that misinformation is circulating in the community regarding Pediatric Healthcare Associates’ (PHA) position on COVID related health matters. Today, we are sharing with you PHA’s official position on those matters.
PHA has always followed the guidance from the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and State and local health departments on all COVID related issues, including vaccination and masking recommendations for young adults, adolescents, and children. Statements or information contrary to these guidelines do not represent PHA’s practice-wide standards and are not supported by our group. All our doctors, advanced practice providers and healthcare team are required to always comply with the PHA practice-wide standards.
In terms of:
COVID-19 vaccination for children in eligible age groups:
The CDC, AAP and DPH currently recommend that all eligible individuals should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. PHA supports this recommendation and encourages all our eligible patients to be vaccinated. Our goal is to be able to administer the COVID vaccine, to eligible age groups, in our offices beginning this fall.
2. Mask wearing for unvaccinated children:
The CDC continues to discuss and debate the issue of mask wearing by children. The AAP recommends universal masking in school. As pediatricians and members of the American Academy of Pediatrics, PHA supports and endorses the AAP’s position of mask wearing in school.
As a pediatric practice in this community for over 60 years, with strong roots and investment in our community, our mission is, and will always be, to provide “patient-centered, evidence-based, quality care for our patients, from infancy through young adulthood, through compassion, collaboration, and open communication with their families and our community.”
For more details on the AAP’s guidance, please click here
With respect and regards,
Andrea Hagani, MD, FAAP
President & CEO
Nimrod Dayan, MD, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Operations Officer
…and the entire PHA Healthcare Team
Camp, School & Sport Forms
In order to help us complete your form requests accurately and in a timely fashion, we are asking for your help and cooperation regarding the following policies:
Complete all demographic and non-medical information prior to dropping off the form.
Bring form to your home office.
Be aware of form completion deadlines set by your camp, school or sport organization.
Allow one week for your form to be completed.
A $5 fee will be charged for any forms from an organization that won’t accept the State of CT blue form.
There will be a $25 rush fee charge for any forms that need to be completed and picked up within 2 weekdays.
Please remember to wear a mask in our office.
As always, we appreciate your help and understanding and thank you for allowing us to care for your child(ren).
PHA’s favorite Infectious Disease Doctor, Dr. Dayan, was interviewed by Channel 12 News to discuss the importance of everyone, including children, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Click here to watch the interview
Please join us to congratulate Dr. Nimrod Dayan as our new Chief Medical Officer!
- General Pediatrics
- Pediatric Infectious Disease
- General Pediatric Care
- Travel Medicine Consults
“As a kid, I wanted to be a superhero, a Jedi- someone who can make a difference in the world. So I became a doctor, a pediatrician, a pediatric infectious disease doctor – to battle against enemies invisible to the naked eye, things that may harm the most vulnerable amongst us. It’s my honor and privilege to serve my community.”