Announcements

*****MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATION*****
Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for Continuous and Non-Continuous Ventilators (certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices) due to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in these devices. For information on the Recall Notice, a complete list of impacted products, and potential health risks, visit philips.com/src-update. Please contact our office with any questions. Please see frequently asked questions.

COVID-19 VACCINE: Available at our office
We are excited to announce that we are now providing the COVID-19 vaccine in our office. All Delawareans 12 years of age and older are eligible to get the vaccine. We are holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic every week. The appointments are being offered on a first come basis. At present we only have Moderna Vaccine.

Eligible people: All Delawareans 18 years of age or older (Person age 12 to 17 can get Pfizer vaccine. We do not have that vaccine)
VACCINES WILL BE GIVEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCOMODATED.

Questions about vaccines? Contact the Division of Public Health Vaccine Call Center at 1-833-643-1715. The call center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Or email Vaccine@delaware.gov

What We Know about COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading COVID-19.

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
– 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
– 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

What You Can Start to Do

If you’ve been fully vaccinated:
– You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
– You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
– If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
– You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destinationbefore traveling outside the United States.
– – You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
– – You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
– – You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
– – You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
– If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
– – However, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

What You Should Keep Doing

For now, if you’ve been fully vaccinated:
– You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
– If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested 3 days before travel by air into the United States (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
– You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
– People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.

OUR OFFICE IS OPEN AND WE ARE SEEING PATIENTS IN THE OFFICE
We are seeing patients in the office. We have taken step to ensure we do everything possible to keep our patients and our staff healthy. We offer Tele-visits for people who do not want to come or do not need to come to the office.