Flu Shot Schedule
Sept. 23 to Oct. 28
Appointments are strongly suggested for best service and are available the following days and times:
- On Fridays 9/23 – 10/28 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- On Saturdays 9/24 – 10/22 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Before Scheduling Your Appointment
Before you come to a flu vaccine clinic, contact your insurance company and verify coverage under your child’s insurance plan. You (or your child if age 16 or older), will need to have this information available when you come to the flu clinic. This is very important.
A parent or caregiver listed in our records must accompany all children younger than 16 to the flu clinic.
What You Need to Know About the Flu
The CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and ALL of our physicians recommend children 6 months and older receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Please consider the additional risk of influenza combined with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Because strains that cause flu outbreaks change each year, annual boosters are necessary. Parents, siblings and caregivers of high-risk children younger than 5 years old, and those whose children have chronic medical conditions are especially encouraged to receive the vaccine.
We recommend that all children receive their flu vaccine prior to Nov. 1. Flu vaccines can be given at a well-child visit or at the AnMed drive-through clinic. Children between six months and nine years old, who have received less than two doses of any previous year’s vaccine, will require two doses of the flu vaccine given four weeks apart. Children nine years and older will need only a single dose.
The nasal form of the vaccine will be offered by appointment only and on a limited basis to those that have private insurance or who want to self-pay.
Your child cannot receive the flu vaccine if he or she is ill, has a fever, or is taking a steroid by mouth. Children that are positive for COVID-19 should wait until they are symptom-free before getting their flu vaccine. Egg-allergic children that have experienced a severe reaction (more than eczema or hives) should consult our nurses regarding the need for the flu vaccine to be administered within our office.
Children four and under are asked to wear shorts so that the outer thigh can be easily accessed. Children over four should wear a short-sleeved shirt that makes the entire upper arm accessible. No pets please!