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Similac Recall: 2/18/2022

The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered infant formulas if:

the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 and
the code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2, and
the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.
The code is printed on the product packaging near the expiration date.

Products that do not contain the information listed above are not impacted by this advisory. This advisory does not include liquid formula products or any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas. Consumers should continue to use all product not covered by this advisory.

Products made at the Sturgis facility can be found across the United States and were likely exported to other countries as well.

These powdered infant formulas have the potential to be contaminated with Cronobacter, a bacterium that can cause severe foodborne illness primarily in infants. Cronobacter infections are rare but are especially high risk for newborn infants (see symptoms below).

Parents and caregivers should never dilute infant formula and should not make or feed homemade infant formula to infants.

If your regular formula is not available, contact your child’s healthcare provider for recommendations on changing feeding practices.

More information on Cronobacter and infant formula is available on CDC’s website.

Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis (an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine). Symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes), grunting breaths, and abnormal movements. Cronobacter infection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, you should notify your child’s healthcare provider and seek medical care for your child immediately. Healthcare providers and health departments are encouraged to report any confirmed cases of Cronobacter sakazakii to CDC.

COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic

Due to the overwhelming interest in our first drive-thru vaccine clinic for Thursday, May 13th, we have scheduled a second clinic for Tuesday, May 18th.

 

Appointments are now open!

 

All clinics REQUIRE pre-registration to receive a vaccine. Please follow the information below.

COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic
Date: Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
Times: 9:30AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Newtown Office (671 Newtown-Yardley Road, Newtown, PA 18940)
Eligibility: Anyone 12 years or older* (NOT restricted to patients of MKP)

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If you have successfully registered an account on our portal, you are now able to login to schedule an appointment.

If you do not have an active portal account, please follow these instructions to create an account. Please note that you may need to wait up to 24 hours for your account to become active for scheduling through the portal:
Portal Sign-Up Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to create an account to schedule an appointment:
Portal SCHEDULE Instructions

If for some reason you have trouble scheduling online, please call or TEXT any office (855-920-5800) to request an appointment for the vaccine CLINIC.

COVID Vaccines Now Available for Patients & Parents

 

Where can I get the vaccine?
Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics is dedicated to keeping our patients safe and healthy while also doing our part to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

VACCINES FOR PATIENTS 18+ & PARENTS

We are pleased to announce that we now have COVID-19 vaccines available for patients of our practice who are over the age of 18.

Additionally, to keep our younger patients safe we are offering COVID-19 vaccines to parents or caregivers of any patient in our Practice.

Please call the office to request an appointment for parents or patients over 18 years old.


VACCINES FOR CHILDREN 12 YEARS & OLDER

We are hopeful that the FDA will soon approve the Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children 12 years and older. In anticipation of this approval, we are collecting a list of patients who are interested in receiving the vaccine when it is available.

Please follow the instructions below to create an account to schedule an appointment once the vaccines are available. If you already have an *active* portal account, please await further notification from our office.

Portal Sign-Up Instructions


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Accepting New Health Partners Patients

Effective immediately, all offices of Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics are now accepting new patients with Health Partners insurance. To select one of our offices as your Primary Care Provider, please call Health Partners Plan Member Relations at 1-877-454-8477.

If you are transferring your child’s care to our Practice, please be sure to request their medical records by completing a record release and providing it to your current physician. If you need assistance scheduling an appointment or transferring your records to our office, please call 1-855-920-5800.

2/1 – 2/2 Inclement Weather

All Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics offices will be closing at 12:00 PM on Monday, February 1, 2021 due to the inclement weather and will re-open at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.

If any other changes to our schedule are necessary, we will update this message.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Our office has been receiving many calls from patients and others in the community to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time our office does not have any COVID-19 vaccine in stock. We have registered our Practice as a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider with the PA Dept. of Health and received a small supply of vaccines for our staff and other healthcare workers in early January.

We have communicated with the Department of Health our willingness to act as a distribution point for the vaccine moving forward; however, it is unclear when or even if we will receive additional supply due to the overwhelming demand across the state. If you are interested in being added to our waiting list of those eligible to receive the vaccine, please click here and complete the wait list form. We will communicate any future availability to those on that waiting list.

If you have any trouble with the link, copy and paste the following into your browser: https://forms.gle/g6ksFXzrN2yPuLCW6

Below is a link to the current guidance from the Department of Health regarding vaccine eligibility in the 1A category.

PA Dept of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Information

12/16 & 12/17 Inclement Weather

All Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics offices will be closing early for in-person appointments on Wednesday, December 16th 2020 due to the inclement weather and will re-open at 1:00 PM on Thursday December 17th, 2020. Telemedicine appointments are available during our normal operating hours for patients with acute concerns.

In order to schedule a telemedicine appointment with our office during this weather event, please text your child’s name and date of birth to (855) 920-5800. Our staff will respond during our office hours to schedule an appointment for your child.