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Archive: Aug 2016

  1. Flu vaccines available starting Monday, August 8

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    We have received our first shipment of flu vaccines, and will begin administering them during check-up and shot visit appointments this Monday, August 8.  An appointment is required for the flu shot to be administered.  Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend flu shots only for children this year due to a large study that showed little to no effectiveness of Flumist (the nose spray vaccine) each of the last 3 years.  In agreement with those expert opinions, we will only be offering the quadrivalent (4-strain) flu shot this flu season (2016-2017).  If you have any further questions you may talk to your child’s provider at your next visit.  If you would like to schedule your child for a shot visit to get their flu shot, please call (804) 282-4205.

    Click here for more information about flu vaccines, or here for more information about this season’s flu vaccine.

    Our consent/waiver form for the flu shot may be found here.