FLU  VACCINE UPDATE
Masks are optional but highly advised with all patients with respiratory symptoms. Masking with continue to be required for our Sat/Sun walk in clinics .
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Flu Vaccine Information

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Masks continue to be required for entry to our care sites and must be worn inside facilities at all times.  Please bring your masks and put them on before entering the front door of the building.

We are getting ready for the 2022-2023 fall/winter season - parents will receive an email notification within the next two weeks when we are ready to start scheduling appointments.  To keep phone lines open for parents with ill children to call in - send your questions on flu vaccine by email to [email protected] ❤️


FOR THE 2022-2023 FLU SEASON - Frequently Asked Flu Questions

1.  Who should receive the Flu vaccine?
Annual vaccination of all children aged 6 months and older is recommended. NOTE: Flu vaccine is contraindicated in children with an allergy to eggs, children with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome, and children who have had a severe reaction after a dose of flu vaccine. 

2.  Can children under 6 months of age receive a flu shot?
No, they cannot receive the vaccine until they are 6 months of age. 

3.   I would like a preservative-free vaccine for my child, is this possible?
Yes, all of our injectable flu vaccine is preservative-free, quadrivalent (contains 4 strains of flu protection), and egg-free this year. 

4.  Can my child get the flu shot at their check-up scheduled for this fall?
Yes, PENDING AVAILABILITY, your child will be able to get their flu shot at their check-up this fall. We will administer the flu vaccine this fall until we are out of supply. 

5.  Will you be offering the FluMist vaccine this season, and who can receive it?
FluMist, the intranasal flu vaccine, can be given to healthy children 2 years of age and older. FluMist is contraindicated in children with an allergy to eggs, children receiving aspirin-containing therapy, children with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome, and children with known or suspected immune deficiency. FluMist is NOT an Egg Free Product.  FluMist should NOT be administered to patients with a history of asthma, active wheezing, or children less than 5 years of age with recurrent wheezing.

6.  Who needs to get a second dose of flu vaccine?

  • If your child aged 6 months through 8 years has received two doses of the influenza vaccine before July 1, 2022, then they will only need one dose of the 2022-2023 influenza vaccine this year.
     
  • If your child aged 6 months through 8 years has received 0 or 1 dose of the influenza vaccine before July 1. 2022, then they will need two doses ( Second dose) of the 2022-2023 influenza vaccine this year. 

    NOTE:  The interval between the two doses MUST be 28 days apart. Two doses are recommended even if your child turns age nine years between receiving the 1st and 2nd dose.

7.  Will my insurance pay for the Flu vaccine?
Every insurance policy varies. Please check your benefits or contact your insurance company before the service to determine if Flu shots are a covered benefit.  If you have any questions about your insurance or the vaccine cost, feel free to call our patient account department at 317-621-9183, or you can e-mail your questions. This is for account questions only, no medical advice will be given by e-mail.

8.  Do I need to bring anything with me to the Flu clinic besides my child?
Yes, there are vaccine information sheets and a checklist for the Flu vaccine below.  Please print the checklist for the Flu, complete one for each child receiving the vaccine, and bring it to your appointment. Coming with these checklists completed to the clinic will expedite the process and give us information about your child that we need to know before administering the vaccine.  Please note:  Masks continue to be required for entry to our care sites and must be worn inside facilities at all times.  Please bring your masks and put them on before entering the front door of the building.

Please print the checklist, complete and bring it to the office when your child gets their vaccination.

CHECKLISTS

VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENTS


9.   2022-2023 FLU Vaccine Offsite Options

  • Hamilton County Board of Health:  6 months and older - no written prescription needed.  Call 317-776-8500 to schedule
     
  • Fisher’s Health Department:  6 months and older - no written prescription needed.   Call 317-537-0500 to schedule
     
  • Dr. Aziz: 6 months and older, no written prescription needed. (all patients are seen thru the clinic) 
     
  • Kroger Little Clinic: 1 year and older, no written prescription needed.. (they will see an NP in this clinic)
     
  • CVS Minute Clinic: 18 months and older, no written prescription needed. (they will see an NP in this clinic)
     
  • Walgreens Pharmacy: 3 yrs and older, no written prescription needed
     
  • CVS Pharmacy: 3 yrs and older, no written prescription needed.
     
  • Meijer Pharmacy: 3 yrs thru 10 yrs WITH a written prescription and 11 yrs and older, no written prescription is needed.
     
  • Kroger Pharmacy: 3 yrs thru 10 yrs WITH a written prescription and 11 yrs and older, no written prescription is needed.
     
  • Walmart: will only administer Flu vaccines to patients 11 yrs and older, no written prescription is needed.
     
  • Marion County Health Dept:  6 months and older - no written prescription needed.   Call 317-221-2000 for a clinic location near you.