Flu Clinics 2021

September 2, 2021

PHA Flu Vaccine Days 2021

Sunday October 24th:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sunday November 14th :  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

COME ON IN!!

Due to Covid-19 there will be some changes to previous years:

  • Children 2 years and older only
  • Masks required
  • One parent per child
  • No vaccines will be given to parents this year
  • Check-in at first-floor entrance parking lot (do not come directly to office). We will direct you safely and quickly through the office.

Forms

Flu shot form 

Flumist form 

Book Appointments at: pediatrichealthassociates3.fullslate.com

Getting your flu shot is easier than ever!

  • First decision – Doctor or Nurse?
  • Dedicated vaccine Sundays are Nurse Only visits
    • Nurse flu visits do not include time with the doctor and are most appropriate for healthy school-age children without medical problems.
    • There is no co-pay for nurse-only visits.
    • Will be even faster if you print and fill out this form before you get here.

 

Walk-in flu days (more dates to follow) are the quickest, easiest way to get your nurse flu shot.  These days are scheduled during downtime and extra staff are brought in to expedite your visit

 

  • Doctor flu visits require an appointment and are needed if:
    • you would like your child to receive a physical examination prior to getting the vaccine
    • your child has an egg allergy
    • your child is under 2 years old
    • your child with asthma has not had a recent “tune-up”
    • you want to speak with the doctor

For a doctor flu visit, call the office and schedule an appointment.  Or if you have a previously scheduled visit (well, follow-up) it can be given then.  You do not need to let us know ahead of the visit. Copays apply.

 

Does my child really need a flu shot?

Yes! Especially this year to eliminate Covid-19 confusion. During bad flu seasons, about 30 percent of school-aged children get sick. Children miss about 38 million school days every year because of flu – and parents miss work to care for them. Nearly 100 children die in the US from influenza every year and approximately 20,000 children under the age of five are hospitalized due to the flu each year. It is well recognized that children often transmit illness to adults. When we vaccinate our children, we protect not only them, but their parents and grandparents, and the most vulnerable members of our society.

 

Flu and Covid-19:  The symptoms of Flu and Covid-19 are similar which means that a bad flu season will cause lots of worry and confusion, school absence and even school closures.  Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall, and winter is more important than ever. The CDC recommends getting a flu vaccination in September or October but getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season can help protect you.

 

Who should receive a flu shot?

Current recommendations are:

  • Children with chronic illnesses, asthma, diabetes, heart disease & their family
  • All children 6 months – 18 years
  • All family members of a baby age 0-24 months
  • Children with an immunosuppressed family member (i.e. someone on chemotherapy.)
  • Children with elderly grandparents/great grandparents
  • Children with history of pneumonia or multiple ear infections
  • Pregnant women
  • Adults over the age of 50 years
  • Anyone with an exciting vacation planned for this winter.
  • Anyone who plans on flying this year
  • Anyone with an important life celebration this winter
  • Healthy children and adults who do not want to get the flu

**People with a previous adverse reaction to a flu shot should not receive flu vaccine.

**Children with egg allergy will receive the injectable vaccine and will be required to wait in the office for 30 minutes and should book their visit with the doctor.

 

Be on lookout for emails with more info!


PHA Celebrates 20 Years!

July 16, 2021

 

“Doctors you can trust and a pediatric office that understands your needs.” Pediatric Health Associates started with that mission in 2001 and it continues to serve us well. Over the past 20 years we have seen many changes in society and the practice of medicine. Parental love for a child is constant, as is the need for a trusted pediatrician. PHA is proud to have served our community for the past 20 years and we look forward to taking care of the next generation of children.