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COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Please see this recent post from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology which provides a briefing on important COVID-19 vaccination information.

Perrigo Albuterol Inhaler Recall

If you have refilled a Perrigo albuterol inhaler in the last 3 months, the medication has been voluntarily recalled by Perrigo.

The reason for the recall is due to possible clogging of the inhaler resulting in patients not receiving enough or any medicine.

Patients should also receive a letter from Perrigo with written notice of the recall. Patients could experience health risks if their rescue inhaler malfunctions and does not relieve symptoms in an emergency situation. Please contact your provider with any questions or concerns.

Back to School FAQ

Dear Midwest Allergy and Asthma patients,

As the school year approaches, many of you have had concerns with how to safely handle sending children back to school. Please see our FAQ below, we will update this as needed, and it is also located on our Facebook:

Q. What does the CDC recommend for reopening schools?

A. There are many recommendations from the CDC in regards to a safe and healthy learning environment. Some of these recommendations include: encouraging staff and students to stay home when ill, teaching and reinforcing hand washing, covering coughs/sneezes with a tissue, wearing a mask that covers the mouth and nose, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, and discouraging the sharing of items. Please see this article from the CDC for more detailed information.

Q. Is it OK to send my child back to school?

A. The decision to send your child back to school is a personal decision. You must take into consideration the policies put in place by your school district, your child’s health history, your own families’ medical history, and whether you believe your child can remain in accord with the CDC rules noted above.

Q. Should my child wear a mask?

A. Yes, your child should wear a mask. The mask should cover both the mouth and nose. Please see more information from the CDC on the importance of mask wearing.

Q. What if my child is at a higher risk because they have asthma?

A. In patients with well-controlled asthma, considerations for going back to school are the same as noted above. Data on rates of infection, severity of infection, rates of hospitalization, and rates of asthma exacerbation have been conflicting. See here for further information.

COVID-19 Update

Midwest Allergy and Asthma Clinic is currently taking appointments and accepting new patients.

To help protect the safety of the clinic staff and patients and provide for proper social distancing, the following processes have been implemented: A mask that covers the nose and mouth is required for everyone,  Temperature readings will be taken at the front desk,  Please do not bring guests or extra family members. One adult may accompany a child and will need to wear a mask.

Thank you for your trust in us during these challenging times. We will send updates as the situation evolves.