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Flu Vaccine Information

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INJECTABLE FLU VACCINE
Injectable flu vaccine for children aged 6 months and older has arrived at both of our office locations.  We will immediately start giving the injectable flu vaccine in the office at regularly scheduled well child checkups, as well as scheduled flu clinics.  

APPOINTMENT PHONE HOURS
317-621-9000
Mon-Thurs: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

FLU MIST
We have received notification from the manufacturer of FluMist vaccine that we will receive our first shipment in the beginning of October. We will not begin scheduling FluMist appointments until we receive shipment confirmation from the manufacturer.  For details about who may receive FluMist, please see the Frequently Asked Flu Questions at the bottom of this page.


FREQUENTLY ASKED FLU VACCINE QUESTIONS

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

Can children under 6 months of age receive a flu shot?
No, they are unable to receive the vaccine until they are 6 months of age.

I would like preservative free vaccine for my child, is this possible?
Yes, all of our injectable flu vaccine is preservative free this year.  Also, this year all of our flu products are Quadravalent, which means they contain 4 strains of flu protection, instead of 3 strains like in years past.

Can my child get the flu shot at their check up already 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 until we are out of supply.

Will you be offering FluMist this season?
Yes.  On February 21, 2018, the ACIP recommended the live flu vaccine (FluMist) be an option for influenza vaccination of persons for whom it is appropriate for the 2018-19 season.

Who can receive the FluMist vaccine?
FluMist, which is the intranasal flu vaccine, can be given to healthy children 2 years of age and older.  FluMist is contraindicated in children with allergy to eggs, children receiving aspirin containing therapy, children with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome and in children with known or suspected immune deficiency. FluMist shoud NOT be administered to patients with a history of asthma, active wheezing, or children less than 5 years of age with recurrent wheezing.

Does my child need a second dose of Flu vaccine?                                                                                                                                                                                                       
For children less than 9 years of age;

  • If your child received two or more doses of flu vaccine before July 1, 2018, then they will need only one dose of the 2018-2019 vaccine
  • If your child has not received two doses before July 1, 2018, then your child should receive two doses of the 2018-2019 seasonal influenza vaccine separated by 28 or more days

Do I need to bring anything with me to the Flu clinic besides my child?
Yes, there are vaccine information sheets as well as a check list for the Flu vaccine on the upper right side of this page. Please print the checklist for the Flu, complete one for each child receiving the vaccine and bring it with you 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 prior to administering the vaccine. 

Will my insurance pay for the Flu vaccine?
Every insurance policy varies. Please check your benefits or contact your insurance company prior to the service to determine if Flu shots are a covered benefit. If you have any questions about your insurance or the cost of the vaccine, 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.

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

Related Links

When we are out of supply, we encourage you to seek it elsewhere. Other resources are listed below:
317-722-8299 Visiting Nurses
317-221-2122 Marion County Health Dept