2017-2018 Seasonal Influenza Immunization
Sad news, no flu shot parties this year...but we will have designated appointment times on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the months of October and November, 2017. We usually have a small amount of stock available through December, too. For infants just turning 6 months of age during the flu season, we try to keep stock available for them. Just give us a call to schedule your children.
Will I be required to make a co-payment?
For our patients who have insurance coverage meeting Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefit requirements, there is no out-of-pocket financial responsibility for children (minors) receiving influenza vaccines. If a co-payment/co-insurance is required under your current insurance benefits, a charge will be applied to your account as per our payment policies.
For uninsured patients, the following fees apply for influenza vaccines. Payment is due prior to vaccination.
For 6+ months of age:
- injectable influenza immunization (Quadrivalent) for $30 per dose given
We are sorry, but under NO circumstances will we send insurance claim forms to insurance companies for patients who are not already enrolled in our Electronic Medical System (EMR). If your insurance information or mailing address has changed, please notify our office well in advance of the flu shot party dates.
Payment forms accepted are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card and cash. As always, exact change is appreciated.
Influenza immunizations will be available to our established patients (while supplies last). Inactivated injectable influenza vaccine is FDA-approved for persons aged >6 months, including those with high-risk conditions. All children aged >6 months through 8 years who have not been vaccinated against influenza previously at any time should receive 2 doses of age-appropriate vaccine in the same season (minimum spacing of 28 days for injectable vaccine), with a single dose during subsequent seasons.
Vaccination with influenza vaccine is recommended for the following persons who are at increased risk for severe complications from influenza, or at higher risk for influenza-associated clinic, emergency department, or hospital visits:
All children aged 6 months up to 18;
All persons aged >50 years;
Children and adolescents (aged 6 months--18 years) who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy and who therefore might be at risk for experiencing Reye syndrome after influenza virus infection;
Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season;
Adults and children who have chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (except hypertension), renal, hepatic, hematological or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus);
Adults and children who have immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by HIV);
Adults and children who have any condition (e.g., cognitive dysfunction, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders, or other neuromuscular disorders) that can compromise respiratory function or the handling of respiratory secretions or that can increase the risk for aspiration;
And residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities.