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.