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COVID & The Holidays

As many families begin to plan for the upcoming holidays, the CDC offers the following considerations to help protect you and your children from the threat of COVID-19. Note that these considerations are meant to supplement- not replace- any state or local health and safety laws, rules, and regulations.  When planning to host a holiday […]

Flu or COVID-19?

Both the flu (influenza) and COVID-19 are contagious and will be spreading this fall and winter. They have similar symptoms, so it can be hard to tell them apart. Fortunately, we have a vaccine​ to help prevent the flu​. Make sure your child gets a flu shot. This is more important than ever this flu […]

School Safety Tips During COVID-19

As another cohort of students return to in-classroom learning, Kids First Pediatrics wants to share some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  All children should be up to date on vaccinations. If you are not sure what vaccines your child needs, call Kids First Pediatrics, Raleigh: 919-250-3478, Clayton: 919-267-1499. AAP recommends an annual influenza […]

Flu Clinic At Kids First

Flu is the short term for influenza. It is an illness caused by a respiratory virus. The flu can spread rapidly through communities, as the virus is passed from person to person. When someone with the flu coughs or sneezes, the influenza virus gets into the air, and people nearby, including children, can inhale it […]

Halloween Safety During COVID-19

Choosing costumes, decorating pumpkins, and getting special treats brings joy to many children at Halloween. Some Halloween traditions may look different this year to keep everyone safe during the COV​ID-19 pandemic. However, there are still plenty of ways families can have fun while avoiding the scare of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Most […]

Back To Classroom Safety Reminders

For many Kids First families, kids are about to head back into the classroom. Together with the American Academy of Pediatrics, we want to offer some tips to help families send their kids safely to school.  All children should be up to date on vaccinations. If you are not sure what vaccines your children need, […]

5 Things To Know About Immunizations

5 Things To Know About Immunizations  The American Academy of Pediatrics reminds us that immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are safe and they work. In fact, serious side effects are no more common than those from other types of medication. Vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from […]

Youth Sports During COVID-19

Youth Sports During COVID-19 As youth sports start back up in some communities, remember these steps to help keep players, coaches and families safer​ during the COVID-19 pandemic: Before the sports season starts: ​​☐​ ​Understand the new safety rules and expectations for participation during COVID-19. ​​☐​​ ​Each child should have their own cloth face covering, […]

Well Visits & Sick Televisits

Well & Sick Visits at Kids First Pediatrics  Kids First Pediatrics feels strongly that you should never have to put your child’s health care on hold. That is why we offer Well Visits and Sick Visits at both of our locations. We are keeping appointments separate by having well visits and sick visits in separate […]

Returning To School During COVID-19

Are you wondering how your students can go back to school safely during COVID-19? You are not alone. Healthychildren.org provides great advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in a recent article regarding children, school, and COVID-19.  While the AAP claims that children learn best when they are in school, returning to school in […]

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