Curbside immunizations and laboratory testing are services of Virginia Pediatric Group that help meet the needs of patients and their families.
When your child needs a routine vaccine or needs to be tested for COVID-19, flu, or strep, call ahead for guidance on the best time and location for curbside services. If you are having your child tested for COVID-19 or other illness, a telemedicine or office visit is recommended prior to testing.
When you arrive at the specified Virginia Pediatric Group location, remain in your car, call the office, and let them know you have arrived. One of the clinicians will come to your vehicle and administer your child's immunizations or laboratory test. For COVID-19, they do testing at curbside or in an outside tent.
If your child has symptoms of strep, flu, or COVID-19, especially if they have had direct exposure to one of these illnesses, you may use curbside laboratory testing.
Symptoms may include:
A clinician calls you with the results, whether positive or negative, and gives you a plan of care.
It is essential to their optimal health that your child maintains their routine immunizations despite the pandemic. With curbside immunizations, your child will not get behind on their vaccines, and you limit your chance for exposure to illness by avoiding the waiting room.
Your Virginia Pediatric Group provider knows which immunizations your child needs and administers them per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) childhood vaccine schedule. It is also vital that children older than six months old get their flu vaccine each year during flu season.
If you are unsure what your child needs to stay up to date on their preventive care, feel free to call the office anytime to speak to a clinician.
To set up your curbside immunizations or laboratory testing, call ahead or schedule an appointment online with Virginia Pediatric Group today.