Flu Vaccine Information

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What types of vaccines are available this year?
1.    INJECTABLE FLU VACCINE (Preservative Free) for children 6 months and older
2.    FLU MIST (Preservative Free) Intranasal flu vaccine for healthy children 2 yrs and older

Who should receive the Injectable Flu vaccine?
Annual vaccination of all children aged 6 months and older recommended. Please note that flu vaccine is not recommended for 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.

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 not recommended for 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 should NOT be administered to patients with a history of asthma, active wheezing, or children less than 5 years of age with recurrent wheezing.

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.

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

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, they 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.

Will my insurance pay for the Flu vaccine?
Please check your benefits or contact your insurance company prior to the service to determine if Flu shots are a covered benefit.

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