Flu-Vaccine Information

Updated 1/5/17

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Framingham Pediatrics now has flu vaccine available for all eligible patients.

Please be aware that the CDC recommends that:
"Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year by the end of October, if possible.  However, getting vaccinated later is ok."

 



THIS YEAR, ALL FLU VACCINE WILL BE GIVEN BY INJECTION.

THE NASAL FLU VACCINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED
AND IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES.


If your child is receiving the flu vaccine for the very first time this year, and is under 9 years old, he/she will need to return to the office a month after the first dose for a second dose of flu vaccine.



As we have done in the past, Framingham Pediatrics will be providing many opportunities for our patients to receive flu vaccine throughout the flu season:

1. if your child is in our office for a well visit during the flu season, he/she can receive the flu vaccine at that time.  We are also able to provide flu vaccine during this visit to any siblings present in the office at that time.
 

             2. We will be running a number of FLU VACCINE CLINICS throughout the flu season.  We suggest you watch this space as we will be posting upcoming clinics here
 


(watch this space for updates--as of 1/5/17)


ALL FLU VACCINE CLINICS ARE WALK-IN
 


During the month of February,
your child may come to our office

ANY WEEKDAY (Monday-Friday):

9:00-11:30 am
or
1:00-4:00 pm


NO VACCINE ONLY VISITS ON MONDAY, February 20th
(President's Day Holiday)

 



(more clinics to follow, as needed....)

 

Again, this year, we will be running WALK-IN flu vaccine clinics.
there is NO appointment necessary


(please DO NOT call to schedule an appointment)


You are welcome to walk in to our office during the above times for the FLU VACCINE ONLY.  We are trying this "walk-in" model for flu vaccine clinics for the first time and hope that it provides our families with a more convenient option for receiving flu vaccine.


 

If you have any questions, please contact your provider.

Here is some information about flu vaccine:

There are two types of vaccine:

  • the inactivated "flu shot"
  • the live intranasal ***NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2016-17 FLU SEASON*** (FluMist)

 

During a Flu Clinic Visit:

Please be aware that our nursing staff will administer the vaccine and a physician will not be available to see your child during the flu clinics.    

Please note:

If your child is allergic to eggs, and he/she has NOT received a flu vaccine before, you should talk with your pediatrician before your child's flu vaccine visit.

If your child receives the vaccine at another facility, please email our office, mail@framinghampediatrics.com, with the date administered so we can keep our records complete. 

Finally:

If you have questions or would like to discuss the vaccine further with your doctor, please call during our regular Call Time 8:30 to 9:00 daily.

 

See the links below for more information on the vaccines that should answer most questions about them.

New information sheet about flu vaccine for patients from the CDC

For more information on flu vaccine, see the CDC flu vaccine web site

Click here to see the Vaccine Information Statement for the Inactivated Flu Vaccine ("shot")

Click here to see the Vaccine Information Statement for the Live, Intranasal Flu Vaccine