Flu Vaccine Info

Updated 8/20/2020

Our first major shipments of 2020-2021 flu vaccine have arrived and so we have started giving flu vaccines in the office.  With the presence of COVID-19 this year, it is more important than ever to get your children protected with a flu shot. The flu shot has important benefits like reducing flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work or school. It is best to get the shot early before the flu begins spreading in the community. It takes up to two weeks after vaccination for the protective antibodies to fully develop, so the CDC recommends to get the shot by the end of October. However, vaccination anytime during flu season will provide benefits. We recommend flu vaccine for all of our patients who are six months of age or older, and it is especially important for children with chronic health problems. 

Any of our active patients may receive a flu vaccine either during a flu clinic, when they are in the office with a sibling, or at any regularly scheduled appointment. Or if you prefer you can schedule a shot-only appointment by calling us or using the patient portal. 

We will be offering both the Injectable and Nasal Spray versions of the flu vaccine this year.  There are certain restrictions on who can receive the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine and the Injectable Flu Vaccine, so please be sure to read the vaccine information sheet (mentioned above) on the vaccine you wish to receive before scheduling your appointment.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic AND our upcoming move,  we are changing the structure of our flu clinics to ensure we can meet the needs of our patients while managing proper social distancing. Please read the following carefully to learn how we plan to keep our patients and ourselves safe during this time. We will continue to add more slots and flu clinics as we develop those schedules and continue to update our website.  Please continue to check this page for the most up to date information.

Our SEPTEMBER Flu Clinic Schedule is as follows:

-Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 from 3 pm to 5 pm @ 7056 GERMANTOWN AVE

-Monday September 28th, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm @ 7056 GERMANTOWN AVE


Our OCTOBER Flu Clinic Schedule is as follows:

-Saturday October 3rd, 2020 from 9am to Noon @ 7056 GERMANTOWN AVE

-Wednesday October 7th, 2020 from 3 pm to 5 pm @ 7056 GERMANTOWN AVE

-Wednesday October 14th, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED!)

-Saturday October 17th, 2020 from 9 am to Noon.  AT OUR NEW LOCATION @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE

-Wednesday October 21st , 2020 from 3 pm to 5 pm @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE  (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED!)

-Monday October 26th, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED!)


Our NOVEMBER Flu Clinic Schedule is as follows:

-Monday November 2nd, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED!)

-Saturday November 7th, 2020 from 9am to Noon @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED!)

-Wednesday November 11th, 2020 from 3 pm to 5 pm @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED!)

-Monday November 16th, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED!)

-Monday November 23rd, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED!)

-Monday November 30th, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm @ 6673 GERMANTOWN AVE (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE MOVED!)


You can schedule an appointment for a flu shot through the Patient Portal, or by contacting the office during regular office hours at 215-247-2996. 

                                                                                      2020 FLU CLINIC GUIDELINES

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

To help maintain social distancing in our clinics and prevent large gatherings of patients, all of our flu vaccine appointments must be pre-scheduled. Please login to the Patient Portal or call the office during regular office hours to schedule an appointment for your child. 

To help maintain social distancing in our clinics and prevent large gatherings of patients, we are offering some Saturday drive-thru flu shot clinics this fall. If you would like your child to receive a flu shot at a drive-thru clinic please login to the Patient Portal or call the office during regular office hours to schedule an appointment. 

Review  and complete the appropriate Influenza vaccine screening form: Injectable Flu Vaccine, Nasal Flu Vaccine

ON THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT

Review the Vaccine Information Statements for the flu vaccine: Injectable Flu Vaccine, Nasal Flu Vaccine

If possible please review  and complete the appropriate Influenza vaccine screening form ahead of your appointment. Bring the form with you to your appointment:

-Injectable Flu Vaccine Screening Form

-Nasal Flu Vaccine Screening Form

FOR IN OFFICE FLU SHOTS-Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time and call 215-247-2996 to let us know that you have arrived. Due to social distancing rules, we need to limit the number of patients in the building at the same time. 

Please keep your child in their car/booster seat. 

Please be sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing to receive a flu shot. 

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

Infants (6-35 months of age) who are receiving their first flu vaccine, as well as children who are 8 years old and younger and have never received an Influenza vaccine, will need to receive two doses of Flu. 

No copays are due when receiving the flu vaccine. We will bill your child’s flu shot to their active insurance company. If your child does not have active insurance, payment of $23 will be due at the time of service. If there is any patient responsibility due after your claim has processed,we will bill you according to our financial policy.


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