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10 Things To Know About Flu Shots

1. All children over 6 months need the shot this fall
2. Pregnant moms and babies are high risk for flu
3. Timing (hint: before Thanksgiving!)
4. Children with egg allergies can get shot
5. Flu shots don't - and can't - cause influenza infection
6. Lots of vaccine in the country available
7. Side effects are sore arm (or fever in 10-30% young kids)
8. Thimerosal is safe but you can get the shot without it
9. You Don't Want Influenza, really truly
10. Only shot is available this year, no nasal spray


To learn more follow the link to hear Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson discuss this year's flu shot:

November 22, 2016
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Be a Flu Fighter! Get your flu shot today!

Flu shot clinic hours are available at both the Downers Grove and Bolingbrook offices.  Call for an appointment today.


A big THANK YOU to one of our kind parents for the generous donation of books to our Reach Out and Read program.  These books will be given out to kids at their well child visits to promote reading.  DG Peds is proud to continue our Reach Out and Read program now going into our 16th year. THANK YOU!

Here is a link to learn more about Reach Out and Read.

From the American Academy of Pediatrics and,

March is ‪#‎NationalNutritionMonth. Good nutrition=good health!


The specific nutritional choices you and your youngster make are crucial. Good nutrition is essential to good health and the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to think of their nutritional decisions as health decisions.

March 03, 2016
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Join us for Read Aloud Month and help every parent understand how reading aloud 15 minutes every day from birth through 3rd grade builds a child's brain and lifelong learning capacity. ‪#‎readaloud

Downers Grove Pediatrics is a proud participant of the program, Reach Out and Read (ROR). ROR is a national, nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness. We incorporate ROR into well child checkups beginning at age 6 months by giving each child a new book at every appointment and encouraging families to read together.

Here is a link to learn more about Reach Out and Read.