2012-2013 Flu Vaccine InformationCheck the table below to find out which vaccine is recommended and its availability. Supplies will increase as the season goes along. You don’t have to wait to get your dose.
|Age requirement||Who should get it?||Exclusions||Availability|
|Live (nasal vaccine)2||> 24 mos.||No health concerns except illness with fever.||Chronic asthma, Steroids1||Plenty in stock.|
|Killed (injection) Infant/Toddler3||6 mos < 36 mos.||All in this age group.||Egg allergy (some)||Moderate.|
|Killed (injection) > 3 yrs.4||> 35 mos.||Those excluded by 1. Preference||Moderate.|
|Insurance exceptions||All products are available.|
Download the vaccine information sheets at the following links:
Nasal Flu Mist (live) in English »
Nasal Flu Mist (live) in Spanish »
Injectable (killed - all age groups) in English »
Injectable (killed - all age groups) in Spanish »
We are hoping to immunize as many of our patients as possible. Please call the office to schedule a nurse visit if you wish to have your child vaccinated. Both Flumist and injections this year include the H1N1 strain. A good source for more information is: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/
Current Flu Immunization Clinics:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Tuesday-Thursday
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Tuesday-Friday
Treatments are available for the Flu in its early stages. NOTHING is more effective than preventive treatment with Flu vaccine!
Asthma PreventionFall is traditionally a time when asthma may flare, usually due to allergies. We are seeing most of our patients on preventative treatments every six months or so. Please make an appointment if your child has not been seen within this time period.
Sports PhysicalsAs the school year begins so does the need for physicals for children in 6-12th grades. A Virginia sports physical form can be obtained from your school or by clicking here.
Please call for an appointment. The AAP recommends that your regular provider is the best source of an athletic participation exam. If you are regularly due for a checkup we will include the form completion with the checkup. If you have had a regular checkup within the past year, we can fill out a sports physical form for you for a $5.00 fee.