Seasonal & Other News

2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Information

Check the table below to find out which vaccine is recommended and its availability. Supplies will increase as the season goes along. You don’t have to wait to get your dose.

Age requirement Who should get it? Exclusions Availability
Live (nasal vaccine)2 2 and up If in age group this is alternative to flu injection3 Patients (or household members with immunity problems Low, increasing
Killed (injection) Infant/Toddler1 6 mos < 36 mos. All in this age group. Egg allergy (severe)2 Moderate
Killed (injection) > 3 yrs.4 > 35 mos. All in this age group. Egg allergy (severe) Moderate
Insurance exceptions Supplies currently limited for Medicaid patients

Notes:

1 Two doses needed in first year of immunization.

2 Anaphylactic

3 The CDC says the injection is preferred in this calendar year.

Download the vaccine information sheets at the following links:

Injectable (killed) in English http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis_flu_inactive.asp

Injectable (killed) in Spanish http://www.immunize.org/vis/spanish_flu_inactive.pdf

Live in English http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis_flu_live.asp

Live in Spanish http://www.immunize.org/vis/spanish_flu_live.pdf

If you have a regular appointment before January you will offered a flu dose at that time. Otherwise call for a flu dose appointment.

Shot Schedule:

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Tuesday-Friday

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Treatments are available for the Flu in its early stages. NOTHING is more effective than preventive treatment with Flu vaccine!

Asthma Prevention

Fall is traditionally a time when asthma may flare, usually due to allergies. We are seeing most of our patients on preventative treatments every six months or so. Please make an appointment if your child has not been seen within this time period.

Sports Physicals

As the school year begins so does the need for physicals for children in 6-12th grades. A Virginia sports physical form can be obtained from your school or by clicking here.

Please call for an appointment. The AAP recommends that your regular provider is the best source of an athletic participation exam. If you are regularly due for a checkup we will include the form completion with the checkup. If you have had a regular checkup within the past year, we can fill out a sports physical form for you for a $5.00 fee.