Flu-shot information

 

Flu Shots are currently available.  We will be holding vaccine days on the following days, by appointment only: 

Wednesday 9-28-11

Wednesday 10-5-11

Saturday 10-22-11

Please call soon to book your preferred time.

 

 

 

When can I get my influenza vaccine?

Please call the office to set up an appointment to receive the vaccine on one of the above dates.  Also, if you have an appointment in the fall, it is ok to receive the vaccine at that time, even if you are coming in for other reasons.  Please notify us upon your arrival that you wish to get the vaccine.   


Who should get a flu shot?   -NEW RECOMMENDATIONS ARE FOR EVERYBODY OLDER THAN SIX MONTHS OF AGE TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST INFLUENZA.  ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT GROUPS:

  • Infants over six months of age and school age children.
  • Adults and children with long-term health problems, including asthma
  • People with a weakened immune system
  • Women who will be pregnant during flu season.
  • Family members or close contacts of people at risk for a serious case of influenza
  • Anyone who doesn’t want to get influenza!

 

Should I vaccinate my child against influenza?

Only if you don't want your child to get influenza!  Most authorities now recommend annual flu vaccine for healthy children 6 months of age through 18 years.  Communities with high rates of influenza immunization among children (even healthy children) have lower hospitalization and death rates from influenza.   I strongly recommend flu vaccine for babies and children who have asthma or are in group childcare, and for those whose parents or siblings have health problems which would put them at risk of serious influenza.  

 How much does it cost?

Most insurance companies, including Medicare will pay for an annual flu shot.  Please bring your current insurance information to ensure accurate billing.  If you don’t have insurance, if your plan doesn’t cover flu shots, then our fee is $30. Fee must be paid at time of service.