Duly Health and Care Makes COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Infants and Children 6 Months to 5 Years-Old

Providers will admin­is­ter both Pfiz­er and Mod­er­na doses

June 27, 2022

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — Duly Health and Care is offer­ing COVID-19 vac­cines to its youngest patients. 

The arrival of both the Pfiz­er and Mod­er­na vac­cines to Duly Health and Care vac­cine clin­ic loca­tions pro­vides the oppor­tu­ni­ty to immu­nize infants and chil­dren across sub­ur­ban Chica­go to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus – which, accord­ing to the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health (IDPH) reached 1,468.286 new cas­es for new­borns and chil­dren up to age four and 3,184.571 new cas­es for chil­dren ages five to 11. 

While we are thank­ful­ly see­ing num­bers start to decrease from the most recent peak, COVID-19 is still a very real con­cern for adults, chil­dren, and peo­ple with immune defi­cien­cy ill­ness­es,” said Dr. Don Hoscheit, chief med­ical offi­cer for Duly Health and Care. Since the begin­ning of the pan­dem­ic, we have part­nered with IDPH and local health orga­ni­za­tions to do what­ev­er we can to pre­vent ill­ness, reduce the spread of the virus, and pro­vide access to immu­niza­tions. We will con­tin­ue to do so for as long as it takes to help our com­mu­ni­ties flourish.”

On June 18, 2022, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion (CDC) approved COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion for young chil­dren who are at least six months old, which means rough­ly 20 mil­lion chil­dren in the Unit­ed States under the age of five are new­ly eli­gi­ble for vaccination.

Data on these vac­cines for infants and chil­dren in these age groups has not only shown to be effec­tive but also shown min­i­mal side effects, zero deaths, no severe aller­gic reac­tions, and no car­diac com­pli­ca­tions,” said Dr. Mia Taormi­na, infec­tious dis­ease spe­cial­ist and Depart­ment Chair for Duly Health and Care. I strong­ly encour­age par­ents and fam­i­lies with infants and chil­dren who are eli­gi­ble for the vac­cine to con­sid­er and sched­ule as soon as possible.” 

The COVID-19 vac­cine, social dis­tanc­ing, and mask­ing are still the best pro­tec­tion in the fight to end the pan­dem­ic. For the lat­est infor­ma­tion on the COVID-19 vac­cine and to sched­ule a vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment vis­it http://​www​.duly​healthand​care​.com/​covid.

About Duly Health and Care

DuPage Med­ical Group is now known as Duly Health and Care. It is one of the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­­cial­­ty physi­­cian-direc­t­ed med­ical groups in the nation with more than 1,000 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians and more than 7,000 team mem­bers, in over 150 loca­tions. The orga­ni­za­tion is whol­ly ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing all it serves flour­ish by chal­leng­ing the expect­ed to deliv­er the extra­or­di­nary in health and care.

Duly Health and Care physi­cians and team mem­bers sup­port near­ly 2.5 mil­lion indi­vid­u­als in their per­son­al health jour­neys each year, help­ing each one to meet their extra­or­di­nary poten­tial through a holis­tic care deliv­ery mod­el designed to make health and care wel­com­ing, sim­pli­fied and personalized. 

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.duly​healthand​care​.com.