We follow the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for regular immunizations for adults and children. Vaccines start at 2 weeks old and continue into adulthood. In our efforts to provide personalized care, we discuss all recommended vaccines and arrive at the most beneficial schedule for you and your children.
For children from birth through age 18: Child and Teen Immunizations
For adults: Adult Immunization Recommendations
Flu shots protect against influenza, a seasonal respiratory virus that causes cough, runny nose, body aches, high fever and headache. Other symptoms sometimes include sore throat and vomiting. This is not to be confused with the “stomach flu” which is an intestinal illness that causes vomiting and diarrhea without respiratory symptoms. Influenza is a potentially deadly, but preventable, disease which is usually present during the winter months. The only proven prevention is through immunization. Please see here for more information on influenza.
We use all Thimersol-free flu shots. In addition, we offer a limited number of intranasal flu vaccinations (Flumist nasal spray) on a first-come, first-serve basis for qualified patients.
For children under 9: The first year children under 9 receive a flu vaccination, they require 2 vaccines (an initial and a booster) separated by at least 28 days.
Flu shots are recommend for all patients starting at age 6 months.
Flu shots are available seasonally and as provided by our manufacturers. We usually start giving flu shots in August or September, but this varies from year to year. Please check our website News page for updates on flu vaccination. For patients on our email list, you will receive a reminder during the fall to schedule your flu vaccination.