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."
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:
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.
(watch this space for updates--as of 11/27/17)
At this time
PLEASE CALL FOR A FLU SHOT APPOINTMENT
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 2017-2018 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the date administered so we can keep our records complete.
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.