2023 Flu Clinics

September 12, 2023 by Callie London

2023 Flu Clinics
Our practice recommends the flu vaccine for all patients 6 months of age and older (unless they have rare medical contraindications).  We will offer an injectable flu vaccine for ages 6 months and older as well as a nasal flu vaccine for patients 2 years and older.

Why is the flu vaccine important for kids?

During the flu season, children typically have the highest “attack rate” in the community.  They play a crucial role in transmission throughout the community.  Children less than 5 years old, especially those less than 2 years old, and any child or teen with any underlying health problems are considered “high risk” for complications from the flu, including hospitalization.  School-age children and teens are more likely to seek out medical care for the flu than adults.

What are the benefits of getting my child or teen the flu vaccine?

-Protects children and teens against catching the flu at all

-Reduces the severity of illness in children who are vaccinated but still get sick

-Significantly lowers the chance of flu-related hospitalization and death

-Helps protect everyone around the child or teen: parents/grandparents, teachers, childcare workers, community members

How can I get the flu vaccine at Blue Ridge Pediatrics?

    1. Flu vaccine clinics start on September 19th and run through November (no appointment needed)

Boone: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday mornings from 8:30 AM -11:00 AM

Ashe: Wednesdays 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Avery: Fridays 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Please complete the Flu Vaccine Registration form before you come to the clinic and have it in hand when you arrive. The form is available in both English and Spanish.

Our nurses will also be offering flu vaccinations for parents, in partnership with Boone Drug, during the flu clinics.

    1. At already scheduled appointments (siblings can get it at this time as well)

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