COVID-19 Specialist

Northeast Pediatric Associates PA

A Private Pediatric Practice located in Northeast San Antonio, TX, Northcentral San Antonio, TX, Schertz, TX & Castroville, TX

As a parent, you probably worry about COVID-19 and the effects it could have on your child’s health. That’s why the team of experts at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA provides testing and vaccines for all age groups. The practice has two offices in San Antonio and one each in Castroville and Schertz, Texas. Call the office nearest you today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment for your child.

COVID-19 Q & A

Should I have my child tested for COVID-19?

If your child shows new symptoms, like a fever or cough, reach out to Northeast Pediatric Associates PA for an appointment. Or, if your child has been exposed to anyone in your household who has COVID-19, you can bring them in for an assessment, even if your child doesn’t show symptoms.

Your child’s provider can determine if your child needs COVID-19 pediatric testing. If you’d prefer to have a screening via telemedicine, the team can set it up.

What symptoms do children have if they have COVID-19?

Symptoms in children are the same as in adults but usually milder. Symptoms can include:

  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Researchers are still learning about COVID-19 and gathering information, so they don’t have a complete, conclusive list of symptoms yet.

How does testing for COVID-19 work?

At Northeast Pediatric Associates PA, the team offers COVID-19 molecular testing. The test takes 15 minutes and can detect the active infection that causes COVID-19. They use a lab method called a reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. This is the PCR test, which you might have heard of.

To do the test, your provider swabs your child’s nose or throat and then tests it to see if they find the virus’s genetic material.

What kinds of COVID-19 vaccines are provided?

If you decide for your child to get the vaccine to protect them against COVID-19, Northeast Pediatric Associates PA provides the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to all age groups.

Both vaccines require two doses, and they both produce the same results. If you get the Pfizer shot, you need your second shot at least 21 days after your first one. With Moderna, you need to wait 28 days between your two shots.

How can I protect my child from COVID-19?

Viruses enter your body through your nose, mouth, and eyes. To keep your child protected, the team recommends that you and your child keep your hands clean by washing them frequently or using a hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to a sink.

You should also keep their toys and surface areas disinfected with products that can kill the SARS CoV-2 pathogen, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Call Northeast Pediatric Associates PA today or book an appointment online to schedule your child’s appointment for either the assessment or the vaccine.