Flu Immunization Clinic Schedule and General Influenza InformationThis website will have the most up to date information for our practice.
The doctors at Complete Care for Kids and the Centers for Disease Control recommend that all children over 6 months of age receive the seasonal flu vaccine. The vaccine for the 2012-2013 flu season contains the following strains of influenza virus: H1N1 as well as another Type A (H3N2) and Type B/Texas strains. Even if you or your child received flu vaccine last year, it is necessary to receive another dose this fall to maintain protection against flu for the upcoming season. If your child has ever had a severe reaction to eggs or egg products or a severe reaction after receiving the flu vaccine, then s/he should not receive the vaccine. In some cases you may be referred to an allergist to receive a lower dose of the vaccine.
The flu vaccine for the 2012-2013 season is no longer available in our office.
For the most up to date information on influenza go to either of the following websites:
www.flu.maryland.gov or www.cdc.gov/flu