We are providers of Seasonal 2009-10 injectible flu shot and intranasal FluMist . We encourage all patients to schedule flu vaccination in October and November every year. Check the front page for updates on which type of flu vaccines are available today. We received H1N1 flu shot for 3 and up late in October. It is available to patients on a first-come, first-serve basis for a $5 service fee.
The Seasonal flu does not usually circulate until December or January, so we hope to have our complete stock of that vaccine available again well before then.
The St. Louis County Department of Health has a site for updates on local H1N1 flu activity and policies, and will post sites that have H1N1 flu vaccine once it is available. The Flu.gov site offers more updated information on H1N1 activity and where you might find vaccine when it is available. At first, priority will be given to children, health care workers, and high risk adult groups.
Please call when flu availability is posted here to schedule your flu vaccination and verify that the flu vaccine you want is available. Supplies will vary daily.
Click here for more information on the vaccines we offer and advice on where to look once our vaccine stocks are depleted.
Note that the 2009-10 recommendations include flu vaccination for all household contacts of children under 5.
As more "healthy" schoolchildren and adults are opting for the flu vaccine, we find fewer people who will spread the flu to others in their home. New last year, the CDC is recommending (but not requiring) that ALL CHILDREN under 18 take a flu vaccination. Exclusions include those with egg allergy and certain problems with their immune system. Anyone over 6 months can get the flu shot (TIV). The nasal FluMist (LAIV) is an option offered to "healthy" people 2 through 49 years without certain chronic illnesses. Please click on the FluMist link above to read the Vaccine Information Statement before coming in, and determine if you/you child qualify for that vaccine.
Whether you get a flu vaccination or not, here are some simple things YOU can do to keep from catching or spreading a “bug” - whether it’s a “flu bug” or the common cold:
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