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The Parker Jewish Institute Offers Covid-19 Vaccines to Children Ages 5 and Older

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At the forefront of innovation in patient-centered health care and technology, the Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare and Rehabilitation, located in New Hyde Park, New York is a leader in teaching and geriatric research. The Parker Jewish Institute features its own medical department, and is nationally renowned as a skilled nursing facility, as well as a provider of community-based health care, encompassing Home Health Care, Medical House Calls, Palliative Care and Hospice.

On Monday, the Parker Jewish Institute announced that they now offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 and older at its Pediatric Vaccination Clinic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11, following its earlier vaccination recommendation for ages 12 and older. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those ages 16 and up, and granted Emergency Use Authorization for the vaccine for ages 5 to 15.

Vaccines slow the emergence of new COVID-19 variants and reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death from the virus. Trials show the vaccine is safe, well-tolerated and produces a robust antibody response.

Families can schedule appointments online for Parker’s convenient Pediatric Vaccination Clinic. The vaccination is administered as a two-dose series, three weeks apart. The second-dose appointment is automatically scheduled for 21 days after the first dose.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor under the age of 18 to provide in-person consent for vaccination at each appointment.

“The Parker team has worked quickly to make vaccinations readily available for children in order to keep them, their families and their communities safe,” said Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker’s President and CEO. “We have made appointment scheduling easy through our online calendar.”

To schedule an appointment at Parker’s Pediatric Vaccination Clinic, visit Parker’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration page.

As the holiday season is once again upon us, the Parker Jewish Institute offers some great tips for staying happy and healthy during the season:

  • Eat well. It’s common to pack on the pounds during the holiday season. Know which foods are high in caloric content and low in nutrition. Don’t deprive yourself of such treats, but indulge in moderation.
  • Stay active. Exercise is just as important during the holidays as any other time of the year.


  • Check your heating system. Ensure your heating works and is safe. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Install a carbon monoxide detector and test it once a month.


  • De-stress. Holidays can be a stressful time. You may be working, and feel the stress of managing your work duties along with additional commitments to your friends and family. You may feel the financial stress of gifts and the interpersonal stress of conflicts. Try to anticipate sources of stress and develop a plan to manage them. This may involve committing to fewer get-togethers or setting a tighter budget. Don’t feel guilty; you have to take care of yourself before you can take of others.

      Help others. Take an active role to support those in need. Invite those colleagues or friends who are alone over the holidays to spend them with you. Volunteer and give to those less fortunate.

Treat yourself. The holiday spirit is about helping others around you, but you also have to make time to take care of yourself. So treat yourself with something over the holidays!





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