FLU SHOT CLINIC: By appointment only
Tuesday: All day in October. (Nov 1 on, only am)
1-Why is the FluMist not available this year?
- The doctors want to make sure we are providing the most effective treatments and immunizations for our patients. This year, the CDC determined that the FluMist vaccine was not as effective as the standard Flu Shot so we aren't offering it.
- We understand a flu shot may seem frightening to a child. Our staff gives a lot of immunizations and will do their best to reassure your child. Influenza is a serious diseases and the doctors strongly encourage all children 6 months and older to receive a flu shot this year.
- We are not aware of any providers who will be giving FluMist this year.
- Maybe. The doctors will review any new recommendations next year. If the CDC determines the FluMist effectiveness has improved, we may carry it next year.
- Last year the FluMist was approved and recommended by the CDC and other organizations. The answer depends on the type of influenza that was in the community last year, whether it was a covered strain, if/when your child may have been exposed, etc. There isn't a yes or no answer because there are many contributing factors.
- Refer additional questions and concerns to the patient's physician or provider