Columbia Pediatrics understands how difficult these times have been as we navigate vaccines and school and work and daily routines!  Please read on below for more information that we hope families will find helpful.


We have provided a “Decision Tree” – created by the Long Beach County Department of Public Health  – to help families navigate every day COVID decisions.  PLEASE REMEMBER that these recommendations can change and to consult our office for further questions.

LBDPH – School Decision Tree


Protocols for returning to school for illnesses or exposures are often school dependent.  Please click on the links below for information to help you navigate COVID and school.  Keep in mind that it may be helpful to contact your child’s school for more specific information.

Long Beach Department of Public Health – School Information

Los Angeles Department of Public Health – School Information

Orange County Department of Public Health – School Information


Please clink on the links below for more information about current testing options.

Long Beach Department of Public Health

Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Orange County Department of Public Health


CDC Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

California|DPH Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

Long Beach|DPH Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

LAC|DPH Isolation Guidelines

LAC|DPH Quarantine Guidelines


Columbia Pediatrics is happy to announce that we are offering the COVID vaccine to our patients who are under 5 years of age!  Please call our office to inquire about an appointment.


In addition, we have provided a link below to more information from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics about the COVID vaccine for children and teens.

AAP – Updated Recommendations

Ask the Pediatrician: COVID-19 Roundup

COVID-19-Vaccine-for-Preteens Teens

The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines: Parent FAQs


Due to limited supply of the vaccine in our office – please be aware of vaccination sites in the community.  Below is more information.

Please sign up for California’s My Turn system to get notified when it’s your turn to get vaccinated for COVID-19.  You will receive instructions for booking your appointment when the vaccine is available for your group.

In addition, we have included information from our local health departments for vaccine scheduling as well as a list of local COVID vaccination sites:

Long Beach Vaccine Information

Orange County Vaccine Information

Los Angeles County Vaccine Information


Last Updated: 6/22/2022


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