Dear Main Street families,
We are happy to report that we now have flu vaccine for ALL our families! This year, we are offering as an additional option the nasal flu vaccine (Flumist) to eligible patients two years and older.
As a reminder, because Influenza (‘the flu’) causes substantial prolonged illness and hospitalization each year, including 30,000 to 60,000 deaths in the US on average, the flu vaccine is recommended for ALL kids six months and older.
We strongly encourage you to get your entire family vaccinated as early as possible, ideally by the end of October. If your child already has a well visit scheduled, we will offer the flu vaccine to them at that time. You do not need to schedule a separate appointment time. If you are not already scheduled to come in for another reason, please call, or email us through your child’s patient portal, to make an appointment as soon as possible. We will be having influenza vaccine ‘clinics’ at designated weekday and weekend times.
We are also happy to offer flu vaccines to parents and siblings six months and older at the same time. We ask that you schedule these additional flu shots in advance of your appointment. This will ensure that we have the appropriate time, space and staff available for your family. Please note that since we are not the physician of record for parents, there is a fee for service charge of $35 for each parental flu vaccine. This charge can be submitted for reimbursement to your insurer.