NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 2012
 

Influenza vaccine is available yearly for the prevention of this illness in 90% of individuals. Influenza vaccine is recommended for all children starting at 6 months of age. The vaccine is strongly recommended for any child with a chronic medical condition such as asthma, diabetes, or a heart or kidney disorder. The vaccine is available beginning in the fall of each year and it is recommended that it be administered between August and until Influenza season ends. Side effects are infrequent and minimal, consisting of local soreness at the injection site and low grade fever. The vaccine may be administered to any child older than 6 months of age. For children under age 9 that are receiving the vaccine for the first time, 2 doses given 1 month apart are recommended for optimal immune system response.

An intranasal spray influenza vaccine (FluMist) is available for most children as an alternative. The Influenza Vaccine is available in our office without an appointment, however, please try and utilize the least busy times of day (early morning or during or just after lunch). There is less wait when our “flu clinic” appointment slots are utilized.

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