After 36 years of dedicated service to the patients of Monmouth Pediatric Group, Dr. Chazen has retired. Join us in wishing Dr. Chazen a long, healthy, and happy retirement.
Injectable flu vaccine and Flumist are now available. We recommend flu vaccine for all patients 6 months of age and older.
Please call the office to schedule an appointment for your child.
Click here to see the latest flu vaccine recommendations from the CDC.
In a new policy published in the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics (published online March 21), the AAP advises parents to keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat. It also advises that most children will need to ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
For more detailed information on how to protect your children while riding in a vehicle, check out healthychildren.org
The Infant Tylenol concentration is going to change in the next few months. Soon, Infant’s Tylenol will be the same concentration as Children’s Tylenol, 160mg per 5ml (one teaspoon). This is because the different concentrations of Tylenol were found to be confusing, and led to errors and overdosing.
There will be more information at the Tylenol website as the new concentration is rolled out. For the next few months, you may find both concentrations on the shelf at your pharmacy – be sure to check the dosing and concentration before using it.