It’s Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Nov 06

“Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.”

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

The Flu, a Guide for Parents

Feb 14

“Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly.”

The CDC offers several handouts online about how to reduce your risk of contracting the flu and what to do if you or a family member contracts the flu.  See below for more information:

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2017.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/pdf/seasonal-flu/advice_for_parents_english_508.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday-preventive-actions-8.5×11.pdf

No worry about flu recall

Dec 16

We have checked our records, and we are not (thank goodness) in need of any recall activity. None of our vaccines for the flu were included on the recall. The recall is only due to a decrease in expected potency, not at all with any safety issues.

WHERE IS MY FLU SHOT?

Oct 05

We have been asked repeatedly for when we will get the H1N1 vaccine and the fact is we don’t know. We have ordered the vaccine and are eagerly awaiting the shipment to us. We are in contact with the VFC government program and we will announce it here when it arrives. You can call our main number any time and press option 6.  This will give you the latest information on our H1N1 vaccine status and we will update it when the vaccine arrives.

Swine Flu, Who?

Jul 31

The Center for Disease Control has released the list (here) of who should get the swine flu vaccine if it is available this year. In addition, these same people should get the regular flu shot as well. If you want to be notified when the vaccine is available, sign up for our developmental newsletter at www.kiddoc.com/news.php . Even if your child is older than 3 and you don’t get the weekly updates, you will be entered in our communication database.