If you suspect your child has COVID-19 or would like them to receive vaccinations, Robertson Pediatrics in Beverly Hills, California, can help. Expert physician Dr. Sammy and his caring staff offer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to reduce your child’s risk of getting COVID-19 or developing complications from the disease. Call the Robertson Pediatrics office to learn more or use the online scheduling page today.
COVID-19 is a flu-like illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It’s similar to the flu and can cause life-threatening complications in some people, including kids and teenagers.
The Robertson Pediatrics providers are approved to offer COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and treatments for all age-appropriate children and family members. The practice is a designated test-to-treat site within Los Angeles County, offering the most up-to-date COVID testing and treatments available.
The following symptoms may indicate COVID-19:
These or other symptoms often develop 2-14 days after exposure to the virus by an infected person.
To find out if your child is a candidate for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, Dr. Sammy and his staff will review their symptoms and medical history and lets you know if your child is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. If so, they may need multiple doses spaced apart over time to achieve optimal protection.
If your child has symptoms or has been exposed to someone who’s tested positive, they’re a candidate for COVID-19 testing.
Your child can expect the following during COVID-19 testing and vaccinations:
COVID-19 testing often consists of a nasal swab, oral swab, or saliva sample. A Robertson Pediatrics specialist makes the process of getting tested easy and painless. You often receive the results the same day or the following day, depending on the type of test your child undergoes.
Robertson Pediatrics also offers COVID-19 antibody testing, which is a blood test that lets Dr. Sammy know if your child has protective antibodies to the COVID-19 virus.
COVID-19 vaccinations are injections of mRNA materials that prompt your child’s body to make antibodies to protect them from becoming severely ill from the COVID-19 virus. While your child feels a tiny pinch when getting vaccinated, it lasts just a second.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, it’s important that they get plenty of rest, drink a lot of fluids, and limit contact with other people. If appropriate, Robertson Pediatrics offers COVID treatments that help your child recover as quickly as possible with minimal symptoms.
After receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, your child might feel tired or develop temporary, mild flu-like symptoms. They may experience a low-grade fever, muscle or body aches, or a headache.
To learn more about COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at Robertson Pediatrics, call the office or use the online scheduling page today.