The Doctor is IN: Getting Your Child's Vaccines at Home

With the Covid-19 public health crisis in full throttle, I'm sure a lot of us are recoiling at the idea of taking our kids to a doctor’s office However, delaying vaccines especially in children may lead to potential outbreaks and for months, I've been worried because my kids' vaccines (especially my 1 year old son) were delayed already.

We also moved out of NCR, and our pediatrician's clinic is based at Makati Medical Center. That meant we weren't allowed to travel to Makati during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

Meanwhile, for those who have the option to go see their pediatricians, the doctors themselves are figuring out whether they can safely treat all their young patients in their clinics, and if not, which children take priority.

Pediatricians are of course being extra careful, limiting the number of people attending visits, taking everyone’s temperature before letting them inside, funneling patients straight to exam rooms and ensuring everyone is wearing a mask. In the case of our pedia, his medical staff would go down to the parking lot to administer the vaccines, much like a drive-through (but again -- this wasn't applicable to us due to travel restrictions). For weeks, I've been scrambling for information on how to get our children vaccinated and thank goodness for mom groups in Facebook, and in Viber -- I discovered Doctor Phoebe!

I asked for her credentials and verified it then we scheduled an appointment for a home visit. Her husband is also a doctor, and they're both very responsive even if you ask them a thousand questions :)