Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-noon
(every Saturday October-April, but only 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month from May-September)
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (off for lunch 12-1 p.m.)
Saturdays: 8:30-11:30 a.m. when office is open
Ready for flu season? We recommend children older than 6 months receive an influenza vaccination. Get a vaccination during a well visit – or log in to MyChart or call the office to schedule your flu vaccine appointment. Also, please be aware:
-- FluMist is not available: The CDC does not recommend nasal mist during the 2016-2017 flu season due to low effectiveness in preventing the flu for children. Learn more in this blog post.
-- First-time Vaccination: Children 6 months to 9 years of age need to get 2 doses of flu vaccine 4 or more weeks apart during their first season of vaccination. Children who only get 1 dose but need 2 doses can have reduced or no protection from a single dose of flu vaccine.
-- Egg Allergies: Most children with a history of mild egg allergy (i.e., hives) can safely receive the influenza vaccine without needing an allergy consultation. But parents should consult an allergist before administering flu vaccine to children with a history of severe egg allergy (i.e., cardiovascular changes, respiratory or gastrointestinal tract symptoms or the required use of epinephrine).
-- High-risk Groups: Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness but are too young to be vaccinated, so the CDC recommends people who care for them should be vaccinated instead. Additionally, children with chronic health problems like asthma and diabetes are at especially high risk of developing serious flu complications.
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