COVID-19 Information

For the protection of our patients, the majority of whom are not old enough to be vaccinated from COVID-19, we will continue to require masking while in our office even after July 1, 2021 when the state of emergency in Maryland expires.

For all those 12 years of age and older, we continue to offer the Pfizer vaccine.

On May 10, 2021, the "U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age".

Great news! We have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine!!

We are able to administer to all patients 12 years and older, including parents!


AAP COVID-19 Testing Guidelines:

When should I get tested?

1. Immediately IF the patient has symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
2. DELAYED IF the patient is asymptomatic with close contact exposure to a known infected person. Wait until at least 5 days after exposure to limit false-negative results.
3. No testing IF indirect exposure (i.e exposure to someone who has had contact with an infected person- yes testing if the immediate contact has developed symptoms).

How? PCR testing is the gold standard of testing.

1. If the patient is symptomatic AND positive test results -- isolate until afebrile for 24 hours without the use of antipyretics AND at least 10 days from the start of symptoms AND symptoms have improved.
2. If the patient is asymptomatic AND negative test results -- isolate until symptoms resolve.
3. If the patient is asymptomatic AND positive result -- isolate for 10-14 days depending on local recommendations.

COVID-19 Testing Information

Rapid- We are not able to offer testing at our office at this time. For those who need testing, we refer to Frederick Health Hospital
For up to date information regarding their testing site
please click here

COVID triage instructions:

Currently, we only allow one parent to attend any in-office visits.
Sick visits may be done in your car, depending on your child's symptoms.
Telehealth appointments are being offered for certain appointments.
If you need to schedule a sick appointment, please call our office
and select option 3 for the nurse line. Please check your email a day prior to your visit for COVID triage instructions:

Do we offer the COVID-19 vaccine at our office?

We offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine!! We are able to administer to all patients 12 years and older, including parents! Please call our office to schedule! Please visit to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine. All Maryland residents ages 16 and up may now pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine via the new central hub. Once registered you will be contacted when appointments become available.

Frederick Health Drive-Thru Testing Site Handout

Frederick Health Village, 1 Frederick Health Way
(Behind the Walmart on Monocacy Blvd)

Site hours:  Testing site opens daily at 7 a.m. to 11 am

For further information on COVID-19, return to school and return to daycare,
please check

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Children’s National Hospital,
and Frederick County Health Department do not recommend serology testing, therefore,
we will not consent to order tests at this time.
How to Help Our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis 
Responding To Crisis United Way of Frederick MD

Frederick County Pediatrics supports the United Way of Frederick County and its efforts to help families during this pandemic. Whether your family may be in need or may be in a position to help those in need, here are programs the United Way currently has for struggling families:

Local food banks in Frederick County and how to access their services

Rental assistance and utilities assistance programs

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