As with previous years, our physicians strongly recommend the flu vaccine for all children. You may arrange for your child to receive this important prevention by calling our office and scheduling a visit to our flu vaccine clinic or by asking our nurse about receiving it during an office visit this fall.
This year there was an unexpected shortage of FluMist across the country that has resulted in limited availability of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine. We are recommending that our patients go ahead and get the flu shot as soon as is possible rather than trying to wait on the FluMist to be more available.
There have already been several cases of influenza identified among our patients and their parents, so don’t wait! Get your child’s flu vaccine as soon as you can.