We are providers of  Seasonal 2009-10 injectable 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:
  • Keep a distance of three feet between you and other people.
  • Cover your mouth every time you sneeze or cough. Preferably use a tissue, or teach children to cough into their elbow crease, not into their hands.
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Call your doctor on the phone if you can avoid an in-person office visit.
  • Adults may check with your physician about getting the pneumococcal vaccination. It protects you from many types of pneumonia, one of the most common and fatal complications of the flu, especially for older adults. Our patients receive the pneumoccal vaccine series (PCV) routinely in infancy.


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