Seasonal & Other News

2020 Flu Vaccine Information

Flu vaccine is now available, and we want to help get your child protected.   With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, it is more important than ever to protect your child from viruses like influenza.

There are two different types of influenza vaccine available:

Injectable:  Given to patients aged 6 months and above.    Patients with a history of severe reaction to eggs should be given this vaccine in a health care office.

Nasal Flumist:   Given to children 2 years old and above.   Children aged 2 – 4 years old with asthma or a history of wheezing in the past 12 months should not receive Flumist.  Children who are immunocompromised or in close contact with a severely immunocompromised person should not get Flumist.  Children aged 5 years and older with a diagnosis of asthma should ask their health care provider whether he/ she may receive Flumist.

Download the vaccine information sheets at the following links:

Injectable in English:        https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf

Injectable in Spanish:        https://www.immunize.org/vis/spanish_flu_inactive.pdf

Nasal Flumist in English:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flulive.pdf

Nasal Flumist in Spanish:  https://www.immunize.org/vis/spanish_flu_live.pdf

 

We are offering the flu vaccine during all scheduled well visits and medication checks.  We are also offering the flu vaccine on our nurse shot schedule at the following times:

Tuesday-Friday

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Check our Facebook page for announcements about extra clinics including Saturdays.  Please call the office to schedule an appointment.
 


 

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.