Flu Vaccine Info

FLU INFORMATION

*Scheduling for Flu Shot clinics 2018/19 begins soon!*

Automated calls reminding our patients who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk from a flu infection go out this week! Please schedule a flu shot clinic appointment as soon as possible.

Appointments for a flu shot clinic for our patients without underlying high risk conditions will begin in October.

The Centers of Disease Control or CDC has determined that both seasonal and H1N1 influenza viruses are contagious and spread from person to person. The symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue and in some cases diarrhea and vomiting. If your child has flu like symptoms, please keep him or her out of school or day care for 7 days or 24 hours after symptoms resolve.

Most healthy children who have been sick with either flu in the US have recovered at home without being seen by a doctor.However, if your child appears very ill or has a fever that returns after being absent for a day or there is a significant change in his/her fever pattern, please call the office and speak with a triage nurse.

There are some things which you can do to keep you and your child healthy. These include avoiding contact with people who are sick, frequent hand washing, covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and getting a flu shot. Seasonal Flu vaccinations are recommended for children 6 months and older. (For children with an egg allergy this should be done at your allergist.) Please call our office at 879-6556 to schedule a flu shot.

*Please note, Flu Mist will not be available for the 2018/19 season and all flu shots will be preservative free.*

Availability

Last Updated September 30, 2017
Seasonal Flu Vaccine, preservative free (Injection)
AgeAvailability
6 months -18 yearsYes, Now for high risk patients. Beginning October 1 for standard risk patients.
19 years and olderYes
Seasonal Flu Mist Vaccine (Nasal Mist, Preservative Free) – Not recommended for high risk children
AgeAvailability
2 years – 18 yearsNot available for the 2018/19 season
Seasonal Flu Vaccine(Injection)
AgeAvailability
6 months – 3 yearsNo
3 years – 18 yearsNo