FLU VACCINES – 2019

Limited quantities of injectable flu vaccines have arrived at Anderson Hills Pediatrics. Due to the limited nature of these vaccines, we are reserving them for high risk patients, such as those with chronic conditions.

 

Our primary shipments of flu vaccines will be arriving later this month for patients of all ages! Our vaccine is the injectable quadrivalent preservative free flu vaccine that is available for those insured by private insurance.  This vaccine is designed to protect against four different flu strains.  It is especially important for children with asthma and other chronic conditions to be vaccinated against the flu. 

 

We have planned flu clinics beginning Saturday, October 5th and going through the end of November. We also will have some clinics during the evening hours on some week nights.  You may now schedule your child’s flu vaccine online via the patient portal. Or, you may call our office at (513) 232-8100 (option 1) to schedule a future appointment. 

 

The Ohio VFC (Vaccines for Children) program has not yet shipped our flu order.  Once we receive our supply of VFC flu vaccine we can administer those doses until we run out of stock.  When we use all of our stock of VFC flu doses, the flu vaccine for CareSource and Medicaid patients will need to be obtained from your county health department.   

 

Anderson Hills Pediatrics recommends immunizations as endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP).  Fainting, feeling dizzy or feeling lightheaded rarely occurs after vaccination and is most common among adolescents and young adults. For this reason a 15 minute period of observation in the office will routinely be performed after vaccination of children 11 years of age and older. If you choose to forgo the observation period, a waiver will need to be completed on behalf of the patient.

 

Thank you for choosing Anderson Hills Pediatrics, Inc. for your care!