It is time again for flu vaccines. We’ve decided to use the blog as a way to keep everyone appraised of what flu vaccine we have. Our office manager will be updating it as changes occur. But as a precaution, just call the day of your appointment to make sure we have available vaccine for your child.
Starting September 1st, we will begin scheduling appointments in our flu shot clinics. In order to better serve our patients, our flu shot clinics are by appointment only. This keeps waiting time down and decreases the chance of exposure to other sick children.
Our clinic times will be:
Select Tuesdays 9:00 – 5:00
Wednesdays 2:00 – 5:00
Fridays 2:00 – 5:00
Saturdays 9:00 – 1:00
We currently have the FluMist which is approved for children over 2 years of age that do not have asthma, diabetes, an egg allergy, or other health issues, or have close contact with someone receiving chemotherapy.
We only have FluMist for regular insurance….We do not have any VFC (government funded) flu vaccines. VFC vaccines are used for uninsured patients, patients on CHIP or Medicaid, or patients whose insurance has no vaccine coverage.
We hope to receive a shipment of flu shots (for regular insurance) the week of September 7th.
Please call and verify with your insurance if the following flu vaccine CPT codes are a covered benefit. You should also verify if a co-pay will be required:
90660 – Flumist (nasal influenza vaccine)
90655 – Thimerosol Free 6-35 months pre-filled syringes influenza vaccine
90658 – Multi-dose vial 3 years and older influenza vaccine
**Any balances not covered by your insurance company will be your responsibility**