We have been getting many questions about measles, the measles outbreak, and the MMR vaccine. Currently there are no measles cases in Rhode Island and we would like to keep it that way! The MMR vaccine is very effective at protecting people from catching measles. Children between 1 and 4 should have received 1 dose of the vaccine (typically given at the 12 month well visit) and children over 4 should have received a second dose of the vaccine (usually given at the 4 year well visit). Please also see the links below for the CDC information and also the link to a podcast from Dr. Mike at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The office is closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen at 8 AM on Tuesday 9/7/2021. Please don’t hesitate to call with any emergencies today, but, for any routine matters, please call on Tuesday morning.
Dear EGP families,
Covid cases are on the rise. Due to the rapid increase in covid cases we are seeing in the community and in our office, we will be returning to our one parent and no siblings policy for any in person office visits at EGP with patients over the age of two months. We are eager to have both parents involved in the care of their child and are happy to FaceTime or call with the non-physically present parent during the visit.
We encourage all parents and patients who are eligible to get the vaccine to help reduce the spread.