Hospital Drive Pediatrics is a neighborhood pediatric practice. Drs. Monica Kenney, Kimberly Trujillo and Patty Sabey specialize in high quality pediatric care in a small office setting. Our warm, family-centered environment allows our doctors to give each of our patients and their families the personal attention and care they need and deserve. From birth through high school, we help families raise healthy, happy children.
We are located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, adjacent to El Camino Community Hospital. Our location affords our patients easy access to ancillary services such as lab and radiology. We collaborate with excellent pediatric subspecialists in the community and at Stanford Children's Hospital in order to provide your child the best medical care possible.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at Hospital Drive Pediatrics.
For your convenience, as of September 10, 2015, all HDP doctors can be reached at 650-968-1605
Monday- Friday 9:30am - noon and 2-5 pm (Phones are open 9am-noon and 2-5pm)
Saturday 9:30am - noon (Phones are open 8:30am-noon)
Newest meningitis vaccine now available in our office for college- and military-bound seniors
Meningococcal (Neisseria meningitidis) bacteria, serogroups A, B, C, W, Y, are rare but deadly causes of meningitis and blood infection. Even with treatment, 10-15% of infected individuals die and 10-20% of survivors have serious disabilities. Currently, teens are vaccinated at 11 and 16 years with a vaccine that covers meningococcal groups A, C, W, Y; in our office, Menactra. Newer vaccines against serogroup B (MenB) have been used in outbreaks as well as studied and approved for use in the general population.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that vaccinating every 11-18-year-old would prevent 15-29 cases and 2-5 deaths per year and that vaccinating college students would prevent 9 cases and 1 death per year. Because it is a rare infection, the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics have not recommended that all adolescents or college students be vaccinated with MenB vaccine, but, “given the seriousness of meningococcal disease and the availability of licensed vaccines,” they encouraged “individual clinical decision making.” They also acknowledged “the impact that cases and outbreaks have on college campuses, both in terms of the cost for vaccination campaigns in response to these outbreaks as well as public concern.”
For those who want it, they recommend a preference to administer the MenB series in later adolescence, preferably at age 16–18 years, to maximize the likelihood that protection would last into the highest age-related risk period, typically the first year of living in a dormitory or military barracks.
In response to patient/parent requests, we are providing MenB vaccination in our office for graduating seniors. We have chosen the Bexsero brand because it is a 2-dose series, and they can be given 1-6 months apart. This lets our seniors complete the series before their arrival at college or military training. This vaccine is not required but is available to those who want it.
If you are interested in this vaccine, please review the Vaccine Information Statement and the full Recommendations.
Because this vaccine is not in the required schedule, we do not expect that your insurance will cover it. Please call us for scheduling and payment information.
Please see our Facebook page for Breaking News and Seasonal Information