Scarsdale Pediatrics is a friendly, state-of-the-art medical practice specializing in the care of children and adolescents from birth until 21 years of age. Our office is conveniently located in the center of the Village of Scarsdale and has on-site valet parking. We are open seven days per week and have evening hours. We have separate waiting rooms for sick and well children. Drs. Lee, Bookner, Halpern and Menco are board-certified and have been practicing pediatrics for many years.  Dr. Bookner is the past-Director of Pediatrics at White Plains Hospital Center. Dr. Lee is the camp physician for Camp Mohawk in White Plains.

9/11/19: It is once again the time of year for flu vaccination.   The CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, Dept. of Health and Scarsdale Pediatrics all recommend yearly influenza vaccination for all children 6 mos. of age and older. The flu is a serious and potentially deadly disease that is very contagious.  There is no 100% guarantee against infection, but your best protection is yearly vaccination.  Good hand-washing and proper hygiene are also important.  We have received our supply of influenza shots for all children and teens 6 mos. and older.  Children under 9 yrs. of age who have never received a flu vaccine (or only received 1 dose) should receive 2 doses, a month apart. All others only need 1 dose this year. As of this writing, we do not have nasal FluMist available (check later for updates).  If your child has a routine check-up scheduled this fall, he/she may receive the vaccine then. Otherwise, you may call the office at 914-725-0800 (during regular hours please) and schedule an appointment with a nurse.

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Regarding the measles outbreak in New York State:
As of this writing (04/15/19), the Westchester County Department of Health does not recommend any change to the routine vaccination schedule of MMR which is:
Dose 1 at age 12 – 15 months
Dose 2 at age 4 – 6 years
New York State requires both of these doses before entry to 1st grade.
Dose 2 may be given at any time prior to 1st grade as long as it is at least 28 days after dose 1.
If you are traveling anywhere outside the U.S., it is recommended for infants aged 6 months – 11 months to receive 1 dose of MMR. This does not count toward the 2 doses required for 1st grade. It is also recommended for children over 1 year of age to receive the 2nd dose, as long as it is at least 28 days after the 1st dose
For those who are worried about exposure within New York or other parts of the United States, it is permissible for infants aged 6 – 11 months to receive 1 dose of MMR. This dose will not count toward the 2 doses required for 1st grade. It is also permissible for children over 1 year of age to receive their 2nd dose as long as it is at least 28 days after dose 1. If you would like to schedule an MMR shot, please call our office during regular business hours - (914) 725-0800.
Children who have had 2 doses of MMR after their first birthday and at least 28 days apart do not require a 3rd dose. Those who have had a blood test showing immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella do not require another dose.