Welcome to Pediatric Associates Medical Group!  

   Pediatric Associates was founded over sixty years ago at our current location in Sherman Oaks. Since then, thousands of families have entrusted their children’s healthcare to our experienced and dedicated board-certified pediatricians. We are a small independent pediatric practice committed to providing personalized care for our patients in a warm, welcoming, and family-like setting. As pediatricians, we love getting to know our patients and their families, watching them grow and develop, and guiding them from infancy through adolescence and early adulthood. With the help of our dedicated and caring staff, we provide high quality and accessible health care. We look forward to you joining our family!

MEASLES QUICK FACTS

  • Measles is a highly contagious airborne viral illness.  It start with a high fever and progresses to a cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a rash that spreads from the head to the rest of the body.  Measles can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis, and even death.

  • Measles is spread to others through coughing and sneezing.  It is so contagious that if an infected person was in a room 2 hours earlier, an unprotected person who walks into the same room has a 90% chance of getting measles.  The virus can be transmitted from 4 days before the rash is visible up to 4 days after the rash appears.

  • The good news is that there is a safe and effective measles vaccine.  Our office routinely gives the MMR vaccine at 12 months and 5 years of age. Two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 97% effective at preventing measles while one doses is about 93% effective.

  • CDC officials have confirmed measles cases across 23 states this year, the highest since 1994.  There are outbreaks in many major cities as well as locally in Los Angeles County. 

  • We recommend that prior to traveling internationally or to other high-risk areas, infants over 6 months should receive one dose of MMR and children over 12 months should receive two does at least one month apart.  Those infants who receive the first does prior to 12 months of age will still need two additional doses after 12 months of age

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Phone: (818) 784-1102     

Email: admin@pamgdocs.com     

4330 Fulton Avenue Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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