Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street 
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-8700
413-584-1714 (fax)

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Holiday Hours
2017
New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

New Year's Day Observed
Monday, January 2

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only


Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 16

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 20

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Labor Day
Monday, September 4

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Columbus Day
Monday, October 9

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23
9:00am to 12:00pm
urgent care only

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25

11:00am to 2:00pm
urgent care only

New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only




 

Local and School Vaccination Programs
If your child receives a seasonal flu vaccination at school or at a local flu clinic, please tell us about it so that we can update your child's medical record.  Please use the NAP Patient Portal to message us so that this information goes directly into your child's chart.  If you are not portal enabled, please notify us of the flu vaccine by visiting Contact Us. Please note that pharmacies will typically not adminster flu vaccine to children (age 17 years and under).  



FLU VACCINE CLINICS 2016 - 2017
Please call 413-584-8700 Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment.

There are no more flu clinics, but you can still receive the flu vaccine by appointment.

NAP is following the recommendation of the Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC and will not be offering the nasal flu mist this year.  Recent studies show that flu mist has not been effective in preventing current strains of influenza while the injectable vaccine has been very effective.


Myths and Facts about Influenza - http://www.facesofinfluenza.org/en/influenza-facts/

How do I know if my child has a cold or the flu?

Symptom

Cold

Flu

Coughing

A hacking, productive cough (mucus- producing)

A non-productive cough
(non-mucus producing, dry cough)

Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose that typically resolves spontaneously within a week.

Not commonly present

Sneezing

Sneezing is common

Not commonly present

Sore Throat

Sore throat is common

Not commonly present

Fever

Not commonly present

Fever is usually present(temperature of 100°F or higher
for 3 to 4 days)

Aches

Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.

Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.

Chills

Not commonly present

60% of people who have the flu experience chills.

Tiredness

Tiredness is fairly mild.

Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.

The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.

Headache

Not commonly present

A headache is very common(present in 80% of flu cases)

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.

Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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