Welcome to Castro Valley Pediatrics! We are happy to share our new office in Hayward with you.
Please bookmark this page with our new website's address: CastroValleyPediatrics.com.
To drastically decrease your time in the waiting room, we advise that you to print out a Patient Registration Form prior to your appointment. Fill out the form in the comfort of your own home, and hand it to the receptionist when you check in for your visit. This form is required for our new patients and for our existing patients if you have moved, changed phone numbers, or changed insurance.
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Happy Fall, Everyone!
We have been busy ushering our patients into a healthy school year by getting our teens and pre-teens up to date with their whooping cough vaccine. We are also giving everyone over the age of 6 months their annual flu vaccine. If you haven't already, call our office and make an appointment for your child's annual check-up and get up to date!
National Kids to Parks Day is Saturday, May 21, 2011!!!!
Join the fun with kids across America. Sign up at www.BuddyBison.org and get great resources for outdoor, healthy living.
Measles Announcement from the California Department of Public Health
Since January 2011, eleven cases of measles have been reported in California and a nationwide increase in the numbers of reported measles cases has also been noted this year. As in recent years, nearly all of the cases are known to have traveled recently to Europe or Asia or to have been in contact with international travelers (including via transit through U.S. international airports); some of the cases have been intentionally unvaccinated children.
If your child is 12 months or older and not vaccinated, please call our office to schedule vaccination or to speak with your pediatrician. If your child is 6 months and older and unvaccinated, and you plan to travel outside of the United States, please call our office to schedule vaccination or to speak to your pediatrician.
New AAP Car Seat Guidelines are out!
Please click here for more information!
Important Whooping Cough Information
We'd like you to know that whooping cough, a very serious illness also known as pertussis, is widespread in California.
For the 2011-12 school year, a new law now requires that all incoming 7 th -12 th graders get a whooping cough booster shot, called Tdap, before entering school. This shot is routinely recommended for children ages 10 and older.
Please call our office today to schedule your child's appointment.
Remember to ask us about other vaccines your child may need and bring your child's yellow immunization card to the visit. Thank you.
Check out our Patient Education Section on the left for new weblinks on Vaccine Safety, Internet Safety, and Adolescent Health!
Flu Vaccine Season is Here!
All patients over the age of 6 months should receive a flu vaccine this year. We have injectable vaccine for children ages 6 months to 23 months, and either injectable or flumist for patients 24 months and older. Please call our office to make an appointment for this season's flu vaccine.