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.
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.