2017-2018 FLU VACCINE AND CLINIC INFORMATION

We have recently received our first shipment of flu vaccine for the 2017-2018 season.

Flu vaccines can be given when you bring your child in for routine care. We will also be administering the flu vaccine at nurse visits by appointment only throughout the flu season.  We have weekday and weekend appointments available. Please call the nurse’s line 781-356-6200 option 3 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment. Please call in the morning to arrange same day appointments; appointments for a later date can be arranged as well.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine. Vaccination is especially important for children younger than 5 years of age and children of any age with a long-term health condition like asthma, diabetes and heart disease. These children are at higher risk of serious flu complications.

Click the link below for additional information about the flu vaccine:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/index.htm

We will not be offering the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine, FluMist, this year. The CDC has recommended against the administration of the FluMist this year due to poor efficacy the past few flu seasons. http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/s0622-laiv-flu.html Please be advised that occasionally throughout the season we may be may be temporarily out of some formulations of the vaccines.  These supplies are replenished as we receive additional shipments from the state.

 

Please speak to our nursing staff if you have any questions about the flu vaccine.