Sanford Luverne, Adrian clinics urge parents to continue pediatric care

Physicians at Sanford Luverne and Adrian clinics are encouraging parents to continue with well-child visits and immunization schedules, particularly for children ages 2 and under.

“I’ve heard some hesitancy from parents about bringing their children in to the doctor right now. It’s very important for young children to stick to planned well-child visits and vaccination schedules,” said Dr. Zach Nolz, Chief of Staff at Sanford Luverne.

“These visits are critical for monitoring the growth and overall health of your child.”

He said Sanford has taken a number of steps to ensure safety in the clinic.

This includes employee temperature checks, screening all patients who enter for COVID-19 symptoms, increased cleaning and disinfecting, social distancing in waiting areas, and online check-in for appointments through My Sanford Chart.

Currently, one adult may accompany a child to an appointment.

“Vaccines protect your child and the people around them,” Nolz said.

“They are one of the most effective ways to protect people of all ages from dangerous diseases. If parents stop vaccinating their children because of the pandemic, we run the risk of seeing an outbreak of other preventable, life-threatening diseases. We urge parents to continue bringing children in to the clinic for these appointments.”

To schedule an appointment at Sanford Luverne Clinic, call 507-283-4476. To schedule an appointment at Sanford Health Adrian Clinic, call 507-483-2668.

 

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