Flu Info

The CDC is recommending everyone be vaccinated for the flu this year. Please call our office to have you or your children vaccinated.

SEASONAL FLU VACCINE UPDATE (09/24/2019) 

********THE AAP HAS RECOMMENDED THAT KIDS RECEIVE EITHER THE FLU SHOT OR THE FLUMIST.********* 

Even though it's summer time, we have already begun to think about the upcoming flu season.  The CDC recommends that everyone receive the Flu vaccine, not just high risk individuals. What is different about the upcoming Flu vaccination season?  The AAP has recommended that all children 6 months of age and older receive either the flu shot or the FluMist.  There are some restrictions however on who can receive the FluMist. Statement from the AAP:The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children ages 6 months and older are vaccinated for influenza for the 2019-2020 season, preferably by the end of October, with either the flu shot or the nasal spray vaccine.

Please contact our office with any questions.


ANTIVIRALS:  (updates coming soon for the 2019-2020 Flu season)

We are receiving many phone calls from concerned parents inquiring about the antivirals, like Tamiflu, for their children.  Again, we are following the guidance of the CDC in our prescribing decisions.  To insure that the effectiveness of antivirals remain an option when indicated prescribing patterns need to be carefully evaluated. 

The CDC has some great information about Antiviral medications.  Please check this link out to find out more.  If you have more questions please call our office.

https://www.cdc.gov/features/flu-antivirals/index.html

The following link is helpful and important information regarding the 2019-2020 Flu season from The American Academy of Pediatrics.  Please check it out, the goal of our practice and the AAP is to keep our children healthy as well as parents and caregivers.  (If clicking on the link does not work please copy and paste into your browser)

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/The-Flu.aspx

Please contact our office with any questions you may have if you do not find the answers on this page or any of the links we have provided.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Nurse Practioners at All Children Pediatrics

 

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