Health Blog

CDC COVID Isolation Guidelines and Calculator

October 26, 2022

In the midst of this winter with influenza, COVID, RSV, and other illnesses, it doesn’t hurt for us to post the latest CDC guidelines & isolation calculator for COVID exposure and infection. As always, feel free to call us if you have questions!

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Bivalent Booster & Flu Vaccines Update

September 16, 2022

Dear Patient Families of NSP, As you probably already know, the CDC has now recommended a new COVID vaccine booster referred to as the “bivalent vaccine booster” because it targets both the original strain of COVID-19 plus the more recent Omicron variants. Everyone 12 years old and older is eligible for Pfizer’s bivalent vaccine, as […]

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COVID Exposure Guidelines

August 12, 2022

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (regardless of immunization status): Take precautions for 10 full days Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19 Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask […]

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COVID Vaccine 6 months through 4 years approved!

June 18, 2022

Dear Patient Families of NSP, A  pediatric COVID vaccine for children ages 6 months old through 4 years old has now been given emergency use authorization by the FDA and the CDC and should be available to the public shortly. NSP has been approved to receive the Pfizer vaccine from the Illinois Department of Public Health […]

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Return of Weekend Hours in Buffalo Grove

January 30, 2022

Dear Patient Families of NSP, Although healthcare staffing shortages are the norm across the country, our excellent staff have been able to restore our normal hours at both our offices as of February 1st! Click here for a reminder of our hours and weekend/holiday procedures. We continue to be so proud of our excellent staff. Thank you […]

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Return of In Person Walk-ins!

June 21, 2021

Dear NSP Families, As Illinois moves to Stage 5 guidelines and the pandemic continues to recede, NSP is now returning to our traditional in-person walk-in model.  If you would like your child to be seen at our walk-in hour between 8:00am and 9:00am Monday through Friday, simply come to our office and walk in. Families […]

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Summer Sun, Bugs, and Ticks

June 11, 2021

Yippee! It’s summer! “COVID vaccines are up, COVID transmission is down, the weather is warm, LET’S GET OUTSIDE!” That’s pretty much my mantra right now. But outside comes with some problems we haven’t had to deal with for a while: sun exposure, mosquito bites, and ticks. Although the sun feels good and just a little […]

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Vaccine Questions Answered

May 21, 2021

As you may already know, everyone 12 years and older is now eligible for a COVID vaccine! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend the COVID vaccine for all those who are eligible. Here are answers to some common questions about the vaccine

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COVID Vaccine Update – 5/12/2021

May 12, 2021

While NSP has applied for the COVID vaccine, we have not yet received approval and do not know when vaccinations will be available in our offices. We hope that will change, and we will communicate to patient families when we have more information. As you may already know, everyone 12 years and older is now eligible […]

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Weekday walk-in hours, April 2021 update

April 19, 2021

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to mainly utilize telehealth for patients to be seen during our weekday walk-in office hours. We are now adding an option for patients to be seen in person.  To maintain safety for patients, families and our staff, we are not allowing families to simply ‘walk in’ to the […]

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