Flu Shots, COVID 19 Precautions, and High Call Volumes

Flu shots are now available for all of our patients, and – new for this year! – we are offering the flu shot to parents who accompany their child. All parents must be registered and make an appointment prior to arriving at the office. We cannot accommodate walk ins or add on appointments. There are weekend flu clinic dates available through September and October! Alternately, a patient and accompanying parent can receive the shot at their regularly scheduled well visit or in-office illness/injury visit, if appropriate. Parents interested in receiving a flu shot must register and make an appointment.

Your scheduler will walk you through updating demographics and insurance information for each person receiving a flu shot. On the day of your flu clinic appointment, you will find labeled parking spots, numbered 1 to 15 on weekends and 1 to 4 on weekdays. Choose an open spot and call our office to check in (phone numbers are listed on the sign). Weather permitting, a nurse will come out to your car and administer the vaccines. In the event of inclement weather, we have an alternate plan in place which will be communicated at check-in.

You can prepare for the flu shot by making sure the injection site is easily accessible. You may need to remove outer layers of clothing or jackets. In general, children over 4 and adults will receive the immunization in their upper arm. Most children under 4 will receive it in their upper thigh. Please ensure anyone in the vehicle 3 years or older is wearing a mask before your nurse approaches!

With the addition of registering parents for flu shots and checking appointments in over the phone to minimize potential COVID-19 exposure, we are receiving a particularly high volume of calls coming into our system. You may experience longer than normal hold times as you try to reach us over the next few weeks. Please bear with us – our staff is working tirelessly to take each call as quickly as possible. We appreciate your continued patience as we strive to bring you more than medicine.