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An online poison control that helps to determine if a substance is poisonous and what to do next …
Un control de envenenamiento en línea para ayudar en determinar si una sustancia es tóxica y qué hacer acontinuación…

 

Growing Up with Vaccines: What Should Parents Know?

 

Infant Immunizations FAQs

 

Portofino Pediatrics supports without exception and without revision the Vaccine Schedule of  ACIP recommended by CDC,  AAP, NIH, WHO

Portofino Pediatrics, apoya sin excepcion o revision el Programa de Vacunacion de ACIP recomendado por CDC, AAP, NIH, WHO

 

WIC & COVID-19

WIC Clinic Status Update

(English version)

Update: Most WIC clinics are still open. However, some WIC clinics will close temporarily to protect the health of WIC participants and staff. Your local WIC clinic will contact you if they are closing.

Important: If you or anyone in your family have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please call your WIC office and reschedule your appointment. You may also be able to complete your WIC appointment over the phone. Thank you and be safe.

(Spanish version)

Última información: la mayoría de las clínicas de WIC todavía está abiertas. Sin embargo, algunas clínicas de WIC cerrarán temporalmente para proteger la salud de sus participantes y personal. Tu clínica local de WIC se comunicará contigo si va a cerrar.
Importante: si tú o algún familiar tiene fiebre, tos o dificultad para respirar, por favor, llama a tu oficina de WIC y cambia tu cita. Es posible que puedas realizar la cita con WIC por teléfono. Gracias y cuídate.  


 

Topic: Dangers of Homemade Infant Formula

(English version)

Is your grocery store out of your WIC infant formula? Please contact your local WIC clinic and ask for help. Do not try to make homemade infant formula, as it is dangerous for your baby. Please know that WIC is always here to help and support you during these difficult times. #WICStrong

 

 

(Spanish version)

¿Se ha acabado el preparado o fórmula para bebés de WIC en tu supermercado? Por favor, comunícate con tu clínica local de WIC y pide ayuda. No trates de hacer preparado en casa, ya que es peligroso para tu bebé. Ten en cuenta que WIC siempre está aquí para ayudarte y apoyarte en este difícil momento. #WICStrong


 

Topic: Importance of Frequent Handwashing

(English version)

Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19. Teach your child to wash for at least 20 seconds—the length of time it takes to sing the ABC song.


 

Topic: Thank You to WIC Staff

(English version)

A huge thank you to the dedicated WIC staff who are working both on the frontlines and in an administrative capacity to serve WIC participants! They are helping to ensure that mothers and young children have access to healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and are accurately informed on maternal and child recommendations during this public health emergency.

Topic: Thank You to WIC Staff

(English version)

A huge thank you to the dedicated WIC staff who are working both on the frontlines and in an administrative capacity to serve WIC participants! They are helping to ensure that mothers and young children have access to healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and are accurately informed on maternal and child recommendations during this public health emergency.

(Spanish version)

¡Muchísimas gracias a los dedicados empleados de WIC que trabajan tanto en el frente como en cargos de administrativos para prestar servicios a los participantes de WIC! Están ayudando a asegurar que las madres y niños pequeños tengan acceso a alimentos saludables y apoyo con la lactancia, y cuenten con información exacta sobre las recomendaciones para mamás e hijos durante esta emergencia de salud pública.


 

Topic: EBT Benefits Are NOT Cancelled

(English version)

You may have heard through social media that WIC is calling participants in certain states to say that participants should use the remaining benefits on their EBT cards by a certain date because WIC will be sending out new cards with additional benefits to be used during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is true that in some cities and counties, participants will be receiving EBT cards in the mail with additional benefits so that they do not have to come into the WIC clinic to load new benefits on their current EBT cards. However, the cards that states are sending out are regular EBT cards, not emergency EBT cards.

 

(Spanish version)

Quizá hayas oído en las redes sociales que WIC está llamando a los participantes en ciertos estados para decir que usen los beneficios que les quedan en sus tarjetas EBT (de transferencia electrónica de beneficios) antes de cierta fecha porque WIC enviará tarjetas nuevas con beneficios adicionales para que usen durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Es verdad que en ciertos condados y ciudades, los participantes recibirán tarjetas EBT por correo con beneficios adicionales para que no tengan que ir a una clínica de WIC a recargar beneficios nuevos en sus actuales tarjetas EBT. Sin embargo, los estados están enviando tarjetas EBT regulares, no tarjetas EBT de emergencia.


 

Topic: Infant Formula Manufacturer Myth

(English version)

You may have seen on social media that if your local store is out of infant formula due to COVID-19 “panic purchasing,” you can call the formula company directly and they will send you free formula. This is not true. If you cannot find infant formula in your store, please contact your local WIC clinic and ask for help. Good news: Infant formula manufacturers have increased production and are working with both stores and WIC to ensure there is enough infant formula for everyone who needs it.