Broadway Family Medicine Update - Nov 23, 2021


We hope all is well with you and your families.


Appointments

Our office is continuing to provide phone/virtual and in-office appointments. When a physical examination is deemed necessary, an in-person appointment will be offered to you. If you would prefer an in office visit, please let us know. According to Choosing Wisely Canada, annual check-ups/physicals are not evidence based and not required. You can consult this website for more information: https://choosingwiselycanada.org/family-medicine/

We will continue to ensure all preventative care is up to date.


COVID 19 Vaccinations

Children aged 5-11 are now eligible to receive their COVID vaccination. Please see the below link for the news release and information regarding how to access the vaccine for your child.


https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001195/covid-19-vaccine-bookings-to-open-for-all-children-aged-five-to-11


We strongly encourage all patients eligible to receive their vaccinations. You may be able to receive your COVID vaccination, including booster doses, at our office. Please contact the office to determine if there is availability. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your doctor. We would be happy to discuss with you. Please also see the below resources.


Provincial website - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-children-and-youth

Sick Kids Hospital - https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/card

Sick Kids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Line - Parents, caregivers and children are encouraged to call the Provincial Vaccine Confidence Line that can be accessed by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, or visit COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service to book a confidential phone appointment with a SickKids clinician.


Flu Vaccines

We strongly encourage all patients to get their flu vaccination every fall. We are still administering flu vaccines at the office. They can also be done at many pharmacies for patients ages 2 and up. In addition, some hospitals are running Flu Vaccination Clinics.

Please note, for children aged 5-11, Health Canada is currently recommending spacing out COVID vaccination from any other vaccination (including the flu vaccine) by 14 days.


Ocean by Cognisant MD

You may have noticed we have begun using a secure platform called Ocean by Cognisant MD to send communications and forms to you safely and securely. You will receive an email at the email address you have provided us with a secure link to access messages from our office, questionnaires and/or forms. Please check your junk mail folder in case the communication is not recognized by your email provider. Please see https://www.cognisantmd.com/patients/ for more information.


Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season!

All the best,

Broadway Family Medicine

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