Covid-19 Information

Mid City Pediatrics has been at the forefront of pediatric care since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, we prioritized the health and safety of our patients by implementing separate well and sick entrances and waiting areas. As the pandemic unfolded, we swiftly adapted, leveraging the latest information and updated guidelines to further enhance our protocols and procedures. 

Today, Mid City Pediatrics continues our mission of providing the best possible care for our patients with seven dedicated physicians, advanced facilities, and comprehensive services tailored to meet the unique needs of every patient. As leaders in our field, we take pride in our ability to adapt and change throughout the challenges that the pandemic presented. 

The CDC updated COVID-19 guidelines as of March 1, 2024. These guidelines reflect the fact that while COVID-19 remains a concern, it is far less likely to cause severe illness because of the widespread immunity and improved tools to prevent and treat disease. The guidelines have been updated and are similar to precautions used with most other respiratory viruses. 

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

  • Patients testing positive for COVID-19 should stay home while they are sick.
  • One may return to regular activities when fever-free for 24 hours (off of medication) and symptoms are improving. 
  • Use preventative strategies for the next 5 days when resuming activities. This includes limiting close contact with others, enhancing hygiene like handwashing, and masking as needed. 

Core Preventitive Steps as Recommended by the CDC

  • Staying up to date with vaccination to protect people against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. This includes the flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccine if eligible. 
  • Practicing good hygiene by covering coughs and sneezes, washing or sanitizing often, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
  • Taking steps for cleaner air, such as bringing more fresh outside air, purifying indoor air, or gathering outdoors when possible. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC recommends:

  • Young children ages 6 months or above receive a current COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, infants younger than age 6 months can still receive some protection. Getting vaccinated while pregnant or breast feeding can help protect your baby after birth.

The CDC provides updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. You may go to for the latest vaccine information. We do not currently offer the COVID-19 vaccine at Mid City Pediatrics. The vaccine is readily available at most pharmacies and certain other local health care facilities.

Facts regarding the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. 
  • COVID-19 vaccines have been developed under the most intensive safety standards in US history, which includes studies in adolescents, young children, and babies. 
  • You CANNOT get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • There is no need to space out the COVID-19 vaccination from your child’s normally scheduled vaccinations. 
  • Vaccine-related side effects are mild and might include pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, chills, muscle pain, joint pain, and fever. 

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2225 Line Ave,
Shreveport, LA 71104

Phone: (318) 221-2225
Fax: (318) 459-2955

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Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunday: Closed

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