Regarding Covid 19 vaccines

Many of our allergy patients ask if it is OK for them to receive one of the currently available vaccines. In most cases, the answer to this question is yes. Dr. McGeehan is actively following reports of adverse reactions to these vaccines, and will stay knowledgeable about changing guidelines. For patients with a history of severe allergic reactions, especially to injectable medications, we agree with the current guidelines that call for a 30 minute wait period after the vaccine, as opposed to the 15 minute wait period for everyone else. In a patient with a history of a severe allergic reaction to a product containing PEG or polysorbates, please schedule an appointment.

[Polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polysorbates are similar compounds. Severe allergic reactions to them are very rare, but have been reported. They are commonly found in colonoscopy preparations, in multiple vaccines, in many injectable medications, in many topical products, and also in film-coated tablets.] 

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Our first priority remains the health and safety of our patients. We are open with multiple safety measures in place:

  • All patients with symptoms of respiratory infection: please call before coming to the office.
  • All visitors to the office, as well as office staff, will wear a mask. 
  • ​Anyone with current Covid 19 infection, or known exposure, follow the quarantine guidelines and refrain from visiting the office.
  • Patients will be screened (temperature and oxygen saturation) upon entering the office.
  • Maintain a 6 foot distance to other people as much as possible. 
  • Patients needing injections (Xolair, Dupixent, Nucala, Fasenra, or allergen immunotherapy) are encouraged to allow the maximum interval between injections appropriate for them. We will utilize our exam rooms as individual waiting areas for patients with asthma, over the age of 60, with another underlying health condition, or any patient who prefers it. It may be necessary to call ahead so that we can ensure that a room is available for this purpose. 
  • At this time, we are not requiring scheduling of injections, but we request that all visitors maintain >6 feet of distance. This may mean that some patients may need to wait out of the office to receive injections. 
  • We encourage telemedicine visits for appropriate cases. You may call us at 469-330-0800 to schedule either an in-person visit or a telemedicine visit through our HIPPA compliant platform. Many conditions are appropriate for telemedicine visits, including initial consultation for allergic rhinitis, evaluation of rashes, follow up visits, etc.
  • In addition to regular cleaning and disinfecting​ of surfaces in our office, we continue to take additional precautions, such as minimizing loose objects, disinfecting each pen after every use, etc. As always, tissues and hand sanitizer are available and we encourage you to use them.

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