Flu Vaccine Update

St. John Pediatric Associates


ST. JOHN PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES

FLU UPDATE 10/22/09

Flu hotlines -- Macomb County:  586 466-7923

                         Wayne County:     734-727-7162

Flu websites:  www.flu.govwww.cdc.gov

SEASONAL FLU

We have limited flu vaccine for children 6 to 35 months.  We are out of flu vaccine for children 3yrs and older.  We may receive a shipment in mid November.  If you have an opportunity to have your child receive a flu shot elsewhere, we recommend you take advantage of that.  We were not guaranteed we will receive additional vaccine.

The seasonal vaccine manufacturers were required to interrupt producing seasonal flu to produce H1N1.  This caused a delay, and possible shortage of seasonal flu that will be available. 

H1N1

The county health departments will conduct school-located free vaccination clinics in November and December.  The school will advise parents of the date, time and locations.  This will be a voluntary clinic for parents who wish to have their child vaccinated.  Children under 10 yrs old will receive 2 doses, 30 days apart.

We may receive a limited supply of H1N1 from the county health department, primarily to immunize preschool children.  An administrative charge of $16.75 will be billed to insurance companies, but if it is not a benefit, the parent will be responsible for the administrative charge.  Contact the phone number on your insurance card to verify benefits.