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 Measles Alert !

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CDC MEASLES FAQ

 Information on Measles Outbreak from the CDC

Your child should have received a dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine at 15 months and a booster at  age 4 or 5

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Pediatric Care, P.C.
Providing care for your children.

  Our Office Hours   Phone: 847-382-7337

John H Beckerman, M.D. FAAP ·  Kathleen R Lockhart, M.D. FAAP ·  Claudine D Baggio, D.O. FAAP ·  Heidi Kramer, M.D. FAAP ·  Kathleen Bezdek, APN

  About Our Staff
Notice: A new rule for 2014-15 School Year requires 2 Varicella vaccinations for children entering K, 6 and 9th Grades. Beginning in 2015-16 School Year there is a  requirement of ONE  (1) Meningococcal vaccine on of after age 11 for 6th Grade Entry and TWO (2) Doses of Meningococcal vaccine for 12th Grade Entry.  A booster dose should be given if at least 4 years have elapsed between the first dose. Learn More »

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We appreciate the opportunity to provide your child’s medical care. Our staff consists of well qualified, dedicated professionals who work together as a team to provide your children with quality healthcare in a warm and caring setting. We hope that you will take a few minutes to look around our new website. Please check our News and Updates section for updates and important news.

 Measles Alert !

MEASLES (Rubeola)The measles virus can be spread very easily. Even being in the same room with a person with measles is enough to catch the disease. Symptoms include a rash, fever, cough and watery eyes. Measles also can cause pneumonia, brain damage, seizures or death. Before the vaccine became available, nearly every child developed measles and measles caused hundreds of deaths in the United States every year. Immunization has sharply decreased the number of children getting measles in the U.S. and Illinois. In 1996, there were only three cases of measles reported in the state.   Vaccine Information Statement  English - En Español Baby with Measles Click for larger image

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CDC Measles FAQ

 

**New rule for 2014-15 School Year -2 Varicella vaccinations for children entering K, 6 and 9th Grades**  

    For the 2015-16 there is a new proposed Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Requirement 1 at 6th Grade entry and  2 at 12th Grade entry

Need proof of Tdap and/or Varivax immunizations? Please call our office and we will fill one out for you (if you have had a physical within the past year

Latest News

Measles in Illinois

Illinois reports year's first measles case - Arlington Heights

One Confirmed Case of Measles in Illinois

27th Jan, 2015
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav Shah today confirmed one case of measles in Illinois. A suburban Cook County resident became ill in mid-January and test results were positive for measles. “This case in Illinois is a reminder of the importance of immunizations,” said Director Shah. “With only 10 cases reported in Illinois over the past five years, many parents may not have experienced the severe illness that can be caused by measles. Immunizations are vital to protect not only each child, but the community as a whole.” The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), with assistance from IDPH, is conducting contact tracing and informing all potential contacts of their possible exposure. “Measles is highly contagious and a person with no immunity can become infected simply by being in the same room with someone who has the disease,” said CCDPH Senior Public Health Medical Officer Dr. Rachel Rubin. “To eliminate the potential spread of the disease, it is imperative that we notify the public of any possible exposures to residents.” Potential exposures in Illinois may have occurred to:
  • Patients and visitors at the Northwest Community Hospital emergency room (800 West Central Road, Arlington Heights) on January 14th from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and January 17th from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Customers at the Supermercado Guzman (1611 North Baldwin Road, Palatine) on January 12th and 13th between 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Patients and visitors at the Vista Clinic (1585 North Rand Road, Palatine) on January 16th between 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A person who was potentially exposed and is experiencing symptoms a fever of 101 F or higher, cough, runny nose and red eyes with or without rash, should call the Cook County Department of Public Health at 847-818-4020 as well as their healthcare provider. These individuals should not go to their doctor’s office or the emergency room as they could infect others around them. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes fever, red and sore eyes, runny nose, cough and a characteristic rash. Measles can cause severe health complications, including pneumonia, encephalitis and death. Measles is transmitted by contact with an infected person through coughing or sneezing and can remain in the air and on surfaces up to two hours. Infected people are contagious from four days before their rash starts through four days afterwards. Vaccination is highly effective at preventing measles infection and is required for all Illinois school children. At this time, there is no identified link between this measles case and the multi-state outbreak of measles associated with Disneyland.

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27790 W. Highway 22, Suite 7
Barrington, IL 60010
P: 847-382-7337
F: 847-382-7377
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  Office Hours

Our office hours are by appointment.

Monday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM - 6:30PM
Please call by 5:30PM
Wednesday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sunday Closed

  After Hours Assistance

For after hours assistance we can be reached through our 24 hour answering service:

  (847) 382-7337

Press 1 to leave a voice mail if you have a non emergency but would still like to speak to the doctor on call. (these messages are checked until 9 PM)

Press 0 to be connected to the answering service for non life threatening medical emergencies (the doctor will be paged and usually respond within 15 minutes)