Flu And Other Vaccinations
For all of our patients planning to receive the flu vaccination, it is strongly recommended that patients come to Milton Pediatrics for vaccination accompanied by another person, ideally a parent/guardian.
If patients under 18 years of age arrive to Milton Pediatrics for vaccination without a parent/guardian, this person will be called in order to receive permission to administer the vaccination.
In addition, if any patient of driving age arrives alone for vaccination he/she will be asked to remain an additional 15 minutes to be monitored for any adverse symptoms or reactions.
When To Seek Medical Help
Do not hesitate to contact your child’s doctor if you have concerns about the flu, questions about your child’s symptoms or if you think your child should receive the flu vaccine. The doctor will be able to answer your questions and go over information specific to your child’s age as well as any pre-existing conditions he or she may have.
Take your child to the pediatrician or to the emergency department if he or she displays any of the following symptoms:
- Rapid or labored breathing
- Not drinking enough to maintain hydration
- Not waking up or interacting
- Irritability to the point that he or she doesn’t want to be held
Also consult a doctor if your child’s flu symptoms improve but then return and include a fever and worsened cough.
This information was adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/flu.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your child’s doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your child’s provider.
Ar Gould Plans Community Flu Shot Clinics
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital will offer flu shot clinics for adults in October, with both drive-up and walk-in options, as well as a pediatric flu shot clinic for children age 6 months to 18 years.
Although the hospital canceled its fall health fair due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, it will still hold an adult flu shot clinic in the gymnasium at Northern Maine Community College that day. Adult drive-up clinics will also be held in Mars Hill, Caribou and Fort Fairfield.
New this year, the hospital will bill insurance companies for the vaccine this cost is covered by most insurances with no cost to the patient. Those who attend a clinic should bring their insurance card with them.
The schedule for the Adult Flu Shot Clinics will be as follows.
Caribou: Drive-up clinic, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the parking lot of Northern Light Caribou Health Center, 118 Bennett D.
Fort Fairfield: Drive-up clinic, 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the parking lot of Northern Light Fort Fairfield Health Center, 23 High St.
Mars Hill: Drive-up clinic, 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in the parking lot of Central Aroostook High School, 26 Pleasant St.
Presque Isle: Walk-in clinic, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct, 16, at theNorthern Maine Community College gymnasium, 33 Edgemont Dr. Attendees must be screened upon entering the building.
Children not feeling well or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms should not attend.
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Temporary Closure Of The Boston Office
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Boston office. To maintain appropriate social distancing and separation of well and sick patients, we believe this is the right decision to keep everyone as safe as possible. We will accommodate all of our Boston patients in our Braintree office.
Dear Milton Pediatrics Patients:
We are constantly reviewing and updating our preparations and protocols as we learn more about COVID-19. We are open and here to answer your questions. Please be patient as we navigate the current situation.
As of today, Monday March 23, 2020
1. Respiratory sick visits are being separated from well visits. We have added additional office space on the first floor of our building. We are not mixing sick and well patients in the waiting room or patient rooms. We have also increased the frequency of cleaning our office. If you are not well, please call our office ahead of your appointment.
2. Virtual Visits:
What York Region Does
- Monitors and investigates influenza cases and outbreaks
- Investigates unusual disease patterns that could indicate an increase in severity of influenza illness in the community
- Educates the public about infection prevention and control
- Provides the flu vaccine to hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement homes and workplaces
- Ensure pharmacies and health care providers are handling and storing vaccines properly
- Provides the flu vaccine to health care providers offices
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Transition To Partners Ecare
We would like to thank you for your patience while we upgrade to Partners eCare, our new electronic medical record system.
Our staff has undergone extensive training and we have made every effort to ensure that there is minimal impact to you during this transition. This system is still new to us and we apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.
Our first priority, as always, is to deliver the highest quality care possible. If you have any questions about Partners eCare, or your experience during todays visit, please let any staff member know and we will be happy to assist you.
Thank you your help makes the difference.
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How To Avoid Getting And Spreading The Flu:
- Get the flu shot every year
- Wash your hands well and often with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue out immediately. Wash hands afterwards. Cough in your upper sleeve if you dont have a tissue
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoid large crowds and stay home when youre sick
- Clean surfaces and shared items
Important! You may not know at first that you have become infected with the flu virus. Adults infected with the flu can infect other people one day before they even have symptoms and up to five days after becoming sick. Children and people with weakened immune systems may be able to spread the virus for even longer.
Follow the above tips to stay healthy throughout the year.
Lvhn Flu Shot Clinics
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Caring For A Child With The Flu
If your child comes down with the flu, make sure that he or she takes it easy. It is important for children with the flu to get plenty of rest and drink a lot of liquids.
Never give aspirin to children or teenagers who have flu-like symptoms, particularly fever, without first speaking to a doctor. Giving aspirin to children and teenagers with the flu can cause a rare but serious illness called Reye syndrome. It’s fine to give children medicines that do not contain aspirin, such as Tylenol and Motrin, as directed by their doctor to relieve symptoms.
Welcome To Keystone Pediatrics 2021/2022 Flu Shot Clinic Scheduling Page
Please see scheduling tool below and select a date and time that suits your schedule. The vaccine clinics are held at Keystone Pediatrics- Chambersburg location .
*Note: below scheduling tool should be used only for patients of Keystone Pediatrics. If you are a patient at another Keystone Health practice location, please call the practice directly for flu shot availability.
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A Set Schedule For Best Results
This schedule has been rigorously reviewed and has been devised using evidence based medicine to provide children with the safest and best protection from dangerous and preventable diseases. It is updated regularly and is subject to change based on the recommendations of these organizations as well as availability of each vaccine. As a result of that, parents can rest assured that there is no need for alternative schedules as this merely prolongs the risk that infants and children may acquire potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Furthermore, there is no scientific data to support the notion that deferring, delaying, or dividing recommended vaccines in any way decreases complications or side effects.
Store And Handle Vaccines Appropriately
Ensure vaccines are stored and handled properly, maintaining cold chain throughout the day. Consider how long vaccines can remain at room temperature and how to track expiration times. It is important that flu vaccines are NOT exposed to freezing temperatures, as this may render the vaccine ineffective.
If a clinic will be held outside, total time using off-site vaccine storage should be limited to a maximum of 8 hours, although consideration should be given to transporting needed vaccines every 1-2 hours from your practice refrigerator. The preferred option for vaccine storage is a portable vaccine refrigerator with a temperature monitoring device.
- Any temperature reading outside the recommended ranges in the manufacturers package insert is a temperature excursion and requires immediate attention.
- Rotate vaccine stock and check for expired doses regularly. Arrange vaccine stock so that doses with the earliest expiration times are placed in front of those with later expiration times.
Vaccines should be handled and prepared in a designated area. Before preparing the vaccine for administration, check expiration dates/times and confirm that the correct vaccine has been selected.
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Identify A Clinic Leader And Team
Identify a leader and team to oversee the planning and implementation of the vaccination clinic. You will need to assess staffing capacity and may need to consider using temporary staff, such as volunteers, to perform administrative tasks if staffing is limited. Some practices have utilized high school students in need of community service hours to handle basic administrative tasks.
How Flu Is Transmitted
The flu is contagious. A person can spread the flu starting one day before he or she feels sick and up to seven days after getting sick. Children can be contagious longer, often for around two weeks after getting sick.
Flu viruses are spread when a person with the flu coughs, sneezes or speaks and spreads virus-laden droplets into the air that other people inhale. The virus also can be spread when a person touches a surface with flu viruses on it, such as a door handle, and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
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Flu Vaccine Side Effects
Generally, people have no reaction to flu shots. Less than 25 percent of people have some redness and minor swelling at the injection site and about 5 percent experience a slight fever, chills and/or a headache within 24 hours. Symptoms only last a couple of days.
Come in on a convenient flu shot clinic day to get your family up to date on their flu vaccine!
Keeping Your Little One Healthy Throughout Childhood And Beyond
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Use Your Personal Days On You Not The Flu
Getting vaccinated is your best shot at not getting the flu. Flu shots are offered at a variety of Altru locations in Grand Forks and throughout the region. To schedule an appointment for a flu shot please call or one of the locations listed below.
If you have a regularly scheduled appointment with any Altru provider, you can get your flu shot at the same time. Ask your provider or nurse about vaccinations at your next appointment.
Please bring your insurance card with you to register your shot.
Recent Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Message To Patients
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently sent out communications to families regarding routine vaccinations not being up-to-date. Please view the link at the bottom of this message for the state information regarding this message.
If you would like to double check your childs immunization status you can view their immunization record. This is easiest via the web instead of through the MyChart app. Go to pediatrics5280.com and click login to mychart. After logging in, switch the user from yourself to your child. Click the menu and select health summary. Click the link view printable immunizations.
After their 4 year well child visit, children should have 2 MMR vaccine and 2 Varicella vaccine dates listed, and after their 5 year visit they should have 5 DTaP vaccine and 4 IPV vaccine dates listed. This could vary if your child received vaccines elsewhere or your child had a different vaccine schedule.
If you believe your child is overdue for their vaccines, please send a separate MyChart message to the nurses, or call our office to speak with a nurse.
Colorado State Link: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/press-release/cdphe-to-send-vaccine-reminder-texts-and-emails-to-parents-and-guardians
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More About The Flu Shot
The CDC recommends an annual Flu Shot for children six months and older with a few exceptions .
- The Flu vaccine is needed every year because a persons immune protection declines over time and Flu viruses change year to year.
- It takes about two weeks for the Flu vaccine to provide protection against the Flu.
- You can still get the Flu even if you have been vaccinated, though studies have shown that the Flu Shot can reduce the severity of illness in those cases.
- The CDC recommends to get vaccinated by the end of October, though getting vaccinated later can still protect you.
- People are most contagious in the first 3-4 days of illness
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Who Should Not Get A Flu Shot
Children under 6 months old should not get a Flu Shot.
Though Flu Shots have come a long way and can often be safe for most people, you should consult with your physician before getting a Flu Shot if:
- You have an allergy to eggs, gelatin, antibiotics or any other ingredients in vaccines
- You have had Guillain-Barré Syndrome
- You are not feeling well
Gundersen Mayo Set Flu Shot Clinics
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Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare opened flu shot clinics at several locations Monday.
All Gundersen locations are offering the vaccine. Clinics will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 27 on the fourth floor of the La Crosse Clinic and on the first floor of the Onalaska Clinic. The vaccine also is available at Gundersen Express Care in the Village Shopping Center during regular business hours.
Mayos clinic for people 9 and older will be open through Nov. 14 on the first floor of the Professional Arts Building, 615 10th St. S. in La Crosse. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.
Pediatric clinics for ages 6 months through 18 will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 13 at the La Crosse Pediatrics Department, 800 West Ave. S.
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