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Flu Shot Appointments Now Available

We are happy to announce that we have our flu vaccines in stock. We are now offering and administering flu vaccines at well child check-ups for patients 6 months and older. Siblings can be added for flu shots at a check-up, but please call in advance so we can prepare and screen accordingly. If your child has already had their annual check-up, or is not due for their next check-up until November or later, we recommend calling to schedule a separate flu shot appointment before the end of October.

Flu shot appointments will be offered during our Saturday flu shot clinics, and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. Because flu shot appointments will occur at a “well only” office location, patients and their parents will need to be without symptoms of illness for 72 hours prior. If you or your child has any symptoms of illness, even if mild, please call and reschedule. Additionally patients and parents should not have had contact with anyone known to have (or suspected of having) COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

As is the case for all other appointments at our offices, all adults and children 5 years and older are required to wear a mask to flu shot appointments.

Saturday flu shot clinics will occur at the Short Pump location beginning 9/12. They are by appointment only. There will be staff and markers on site to guide foot traffic through 1 of 2 tracks, and optimize safety for all. To optimize efficiency, we encourage you to print, fill out, sign, and bring with you our Permission to Vaccinate form for each child who has an appointment. There is no online/parking lot check-in for weekend flu shot appointments. You may walk in when you arrive for your appointment time.

For those with weekday flu shot appointments, we ask that you check in online and wait for a text from the nurse before coming inside to receive the vaccine. If you have not utilized our parking lot check-in before, instructions can be found here. This is a tool we put in place in March to avoid having families co-mingle in the waiting rooms.

Please contact us with any questions, and call (804) 282-4205 to schedule your appointment. Stay healthy PAR families!