Current recommendations are:
- Children with chronic illnesses, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, cancer & their family
- All children 6 months to 18 years of age, with special emphasis on those under 5 years old.
- All family members of a baby age 0-24 months – so if you are expecting a baby between now and March, this means you!
- Children with an immunosupressed family member
- Children with elderly relatives
- Children with history of pneumonia or multiple ear infections
- Pregnant women in the 2nd or 3rd trimester during flu season
- Adults over the age of 50 years.
- Healthy children and adults who do not want to get the flu.
Most children and adults need one flu shot for the flu season.
Children under age 9 who have never had flu vaccine need two shots, one month apart.
All of our vaccine for children three and under is thimerisol-free. Flumist is thimerisol-free.
People with egg allergy are now allowed to get a flu vaccine. Discuss with your doctor in advance.
People with a previous adverse reaction to a flu shot should not receive flu vaccine.