Flu Vaccine Information

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UPDATE ON VACCINE AVAILABILITY
The vaccine manufacturer has notified us that our Flu Vaccine has been delayed and that we should receive it by late September.

SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS
As soon as we receive the vaccine, we will be ready to provide it for your kids! We will be texting patients when the flu vaccine is available and will also post updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Frequently Asked Flu 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.  

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, 2019, then they will need only one dose of the 2019-2020 vaccine
  • If your child has not received two doses before July 1, 2019, then your child should receive two doses of the 2019-2020 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 our home page. Look for the information under Flu vaccine information. 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.  ​Injectable Flu Vaccine Checklist [printable]

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.

CHECKLISTS

VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENTS

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