*For the 2016 – 2017 flu vaccine season, there has been an official recommendation to no longer administer the Nasal Flu Vaccine. Due to this, our office will only be stocking the injectable flu vaccine.

 

It is recommended that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year.

The flu vaccine we administer is the Quadrivalent vaccine that contains both the Seasonal Flu and H1N1 Flu, combined into one vaccine.  All the vaccine we are administering is Thimerosal Free.

 

There are certain restrictions on who can receive the Flu Vaccine, so please be sure to read the Vaccine Information Sheet for each vaccine before scheduling your appointment.

 

Parents & Caretakers

As a convenience to our patient’s families, we will be offering the Flu Vaccine to parents and caretakers of our patients in our flu clinics.  We are not able to bill insurance plans for parents or caretakers, and therefore payment is requested at the time of service.  We will provide you with the necessary paperwork if you would like to submit a claim to your insurance, but we cannot guarantee your insurance will cover the service.

 

IMPORTANT:  If your child has a scheduled appointment for the flu vaccine and is going to be coming to the appointment without a legal guardian, it is mandatory that the patient have the waiver form signed by their parent/legal guardian.  You can upload the signed form via our website or just bring it along to the appointment.  If we do not have a signed waiver form or legal guardian present to sign it at the time of the appointment, the appointment will have to be rescheduled. 

 

Injectable Flu Vaccine Waiver

 

 

Flu Booster Vaccine

Some children 6 months through 8 years of age require two doses of influenza vaccine. Children 6 months through 8 years that are being vaccinated against the flu for the first time, and those who have only previously only gotten one dose of flu vaccine, should get two doses of vaccine this season, given a minimum of at least 30 days apart. All children who have previously gotten two doses of vaccine (at any time) only need one dose of vaccine this season.

 

For more information about Influenza and the Influenza Vaccine, visit the sites below:

Center for Disease Control

San Francisco Department of Public Health

GGP Site Resources

Flu Vaccine/Clinics

Web Resources