Influenza Vaccine Information
2012-2013 flu shots ARE NOW AVAILABLE at both of our
You can now schedule a time to
receive your vaccination by calling either of our clinics (during business hours). Please click
here for our contact information.
[September 18, 2012] Influenza vaccinations are now being scheduled at both of our
locations. All Influenza vaccines for
2012-2013 provide protection against Type A H1N1, Type A H3N2 & Type B.
These vaccinations are intended to protect against infections from influenza (which are
usually active in fall / winter).
In general, anyone 6 months of age or older who wants to reduce their chances of getting
influenza can get vaccinated. However, it is recommended by many health care entities, including the CDC (Centers
for Disease Control), FDA and ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), that certain people should get
vaccinated each year.
People in the following groups are considered to be at higher risk of influenza complications
and vaccinations are therefore RECOMMENDED:
- Children aged 6 months to 5 years old
- Pregnant women
- People 50 years of age and older
- People of any age with certain chronic health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or
- People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
- Household contacts of person at high risk for complications from
- Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of
- Health care workers
People who should NOT be vaccinated include:
- People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs
- People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination
- People who have developed Guillian-Barré syndrome within 6 weeks of getting an influenza
- Children less than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for this age
- People who have a moderate to severe illness with a fever (they should wait until they
recover to get vaccinated)
You are always welcome to discuss any concerns regarding Influenza and / or
vaccines with your provider.
You can find additional vaccine and general information regarding
by clicking on the following links:
CDC Influenza Information page